When our clients came to us to finish their basement space, they were looking to add a workout room, living room, kitchenette/bar area, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. They already had a layout they were looking for, so we got to work on the designs and finalizing the floor plan and then moved into construction.
Our clients moved into their new home a few years ago, but the basement was not finished at the same time as the build. It was prepped with plumbing and electrical for a finish down the road. They were ready to finish the basement and make it a space where their family could hang out, workout, and hosts guests. They love to entertain and have people over, so having a bar area, space for a game table, and built-in storage with a large TV were a must.
Creating separation between the workout room and the living room was also a priority. The plan was to ensure that the spaces could be open if they wanted, but also closed off to separate them as well. In addition, making the bathroom work for both guests and their kids was another aspect of the basement finish. Ensuring that the design fit with the rest of their home, but also created a welcoming and cozy vibe was part of the challenge of this space.
With the basement finish, we first started with finalizing the floor plan and getting the designs nailed down. A high-quality carpet, water resistant luxury vinyl tile and neutral paint color provided a base for the design. In the bar kitchenette, the design included a trash cabinet, an under-counter fridge, ice maker, and sink and faucet. This allows for easy entertaining and space for glasses and drinks.
For the workout room, Jamie created custom barn doors to separate the space from the living room in a beautiful way and also allow for flexibility to have the doors open or closed. The paneled ceiling in the living room helps define the space, complete with a rustic light fixture to really make it pop. For the floating cabinets of the entertainment center, columns on either side really help to define the space as well.
Carrying the cabinetry color from the kitchenette to the built-in storage keeps the look consistent throughout the basement. Adding two bedrooms makes more space for hosting guests, while the bathroom works for both guests and our clients. In the bathroom, black hexagon shower floor tile is contrasted with white subway tile. Incorporating natural elements through the wood mirror brings the cozy feel to the bathroom as well.
Check out our post to see more before and after photos.