Red House Remodeling Blog

January 26, 2017
A pool area next to a bar and staircase

Project Profile: Basement Finish Shines for the Entire Family

Basements provide welcome extra square footage and are often home to TV and recreation areas, bars, guest quarters and storage. This family is lucky to have all the above, and more, in their finished lower level. From concrete to cozy, enjoy the many facets of this basement remodel.

BEFORE – Just your run-of-the-mill unfinished space ready to become an integral and much used part of the home. Fortunately, the footprint is large enough to allow plenty of space to achieve the homeowners’ goals. From this vantage point you’re able to see where a future kitchen, bedroom and pool table area will be located. Post-finish, storage and a bath are located behind the stairs.

IN THE ZONE – The basement has a number of zones in the open area along with a bathroom, bedroom, storage, utility room and a “secret” room. In this area, barn doors conceal the utility room and electrical panel and are a great backdrop for the pool table.

ROME TO RELAX – When they’re tired of playing pool, the entire family can lounge and watch TV. A custom entertainment area houses the homeowners’ electronics. Throughout the space, the ceiling is covered with galvanized, corrugated panels  – a look the homeowners chose for its uniqueness. While basements can be dark, plenty of recessed lighting, along with natural light, make sure the lower level is as bright as upper levels.

THEY’VE GOT A SECRET – Additional seating and storage. Whether for eating, studying or playing games, the table area adds flexibility. Cabinetry throughout the space is knotty alder with carmel stain. Surprise! Not only does the cabinetry provide a lot of extra storage, it opens to reveal a fun, secret room.

SERVE IT UP – Family and friends can catch the game while having snacks and drinks at the bar. Corrugated metal is repeated around the base of the bar, while stainless steel appliances and arctic stainless fixtures complement the unique material. Toasted almond quartz tops provide a neutral surface throughout the space.

EVERY BASEMENT NEEDS A BATH – This basement doesn’t disappoint. Not only is the bath convenient, but it gives overnight guests their own retreat. The shower is a serene oasis in shades of gray with pebble floor tile adds to the natural spa feel.

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