Modern Farmhouse Basement Finish | Blaine, MN

This project, and wonderful clients, began with a nearly open slate – an unfinished basement!  These guys came to us through a referral from a project we completed last summer. This family had gotten bids from a number of contractors by the time they found us, so we weren’t entirely sure if we were going to win the project. After our first consultation and sending over our numbers, they decided to move forward with us, and we couldn’t have been more honored and excited! The creation of an additional living room/hang out area was the main reason for finishing off this basement.  Here is a look at a modern farmhouse feel in a large basement space!

Material Selections:

Flooring: Shaw, Luxury Vinyl, Campania Jatoba
Reclaimed Shelving, Mantle, Barn Door: Manomin Resawn Timbers
Fireplace Tile: Claros Silver Architectural Travertine tiles, The Tile Shop
Cabinetry Paint Color: White Dove by Benjamin Moore
Wall Paint: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
Decor: Projects in Person
Decor: Timber & Tulip
Decor: Gather Table Co.
Furniture: Perch Furniture
Decor: Anna Bailey
Decor, Clocks: Rusty Nails
Cement Tiles: Riad Tile


the challenge

It seems more and more clients are asking for the look of a modern farmhouse feel in little ways, but not entirely wanting the farmhouse look to take over their space. There’s always fun little ways to tie this look in, so we’ll show you how we incorporated it in this space.  As soon as we saw the little offset reading nook we immediately knew we wanted to incorporate a custom coffered ceiling . We weren’t entirely sure if it would work because the ceilings weren’t very high, the room is pretty small, and we had to place a soffit on the left-hand side so it wouldn’t be perfectly square with the fireplace and built-in.  Even though we weren’t sure, we thought, let’s go for it!

our solution

Throughout the whole space, we painted all of the walls Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.  To get the modern farmhouse basement feel we knew we had to go with a lot of white, incorporate some reclaimed wood and, of course, we had to include some shiplap. So what better place than above the fireplace mantle!   We also knew we needed to incorporate some sort of white stone looking tile for around the fireplace. The reclaimed shelving and mantle added the perfect natural elements to this space.  Check out the whole reveal here.