Took months to (mostly) complete, but the grand opening of the basement (once affectionately dubbed Craig & Jen’s Room of Leisure and Amusement) will be Labor Day Weekend 2014.
The centerpiece is the bowling alley bar top. Years (decades) of memorabilia will adorn the walls (but mostly commemorating the 2005 White Sox and the 2010 & 2013 Blackhawks).
A comfy couch (La Z Boy of course) and a nice big television to watch hockey and movies (and occasional DIY and HGTV Networks, but mostly that’s reserved for the living room upstairs).
The evolution of the basement was quite a trip, check it out here.