Basement Fireplace Addition | Blaine, MN

Our clients live in a beautiful home in The Lakes in Blaine and when they built their home, finished off the basement but didn’t have the opportunity to make it exactly how they wanted.  When they reached out to us, they asked for an estimate on custom built-ins, fireplace, tilework, mantle, tile in front of their patio walkout, paint entire space, a chair rail and a chalkboard wall for their boys.

Material Selections:

Paint:  White Dove by Benjamin Moore

Hardware: Amerock Bar Pull

Fireplace Tile:  Claros Silver Architectural Travertine Wall Tile

Reclaimed Wood Mantel:  Manomin Resawn Timbers

Fireplace Landing Tile:  Fossil White Wood Look Floor Tile

Walk-out Tile:  Nord Ris Hex Porcelain Floor and Wall Tile

the challenge

We gave them a quote but also knew they had the talent to paint, do the chair-rail and the chalkboard wall so suggested to them that they DIY to save more money there and be able to put more into the built-in feature. They were on board, and they did such a great job!

our solution

We started with design planning with this client. We sketched up the cabinet work, went out tile shopping together and got the fireplace, hardware, and paint colors perfectly sourced before we got to work. Once that was all finalized we got materials ordered, and Jamie got to work on the custom cabinetry. A few design details that we chatted and went back and forth with the clients on was doing inset cabinets and adjustable shelving or not. I’m a huge advocate of inset cabinetry. Inset means the door sits inside of the face frame instead of sticking out. However, inset doors are also a lot more expensive. I was so happy that in the end, the client wanted inset.

Additional details and pictures of the process can be found here on our blog.