We got the basement remodel/upgrade started last weekend. Wainscoating has been removed from the walls and both the walls and the ceiling have been skim-coated (the popcorn ceiling was removed a few months ago).
The doorways are being doubled in size and will have double, sliding barn doors installed. Carpet will be replaced with ceramic flooring and the fireplace will be re-done with a smaller, simpler mantel. The bar will also be replaced with a slightly smaller version as well.
Here are some photos from when we purchased the home a year ago.
New beams installed over the larger door openings.