Basement Finish | Delano, MN

the challenge

This home had been built in last several years, but the basement was not finished at the same time as the build, but had been prepped with plumbing and electrical for a finish down the road. Our clients 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. In addition, making the bathroom work for both guests and their son 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.

our solution

With the basement finish, we first started with finalizing the floor plan and getting the designs nailed down. A high-quality carpet, resistant luxury vinyl tile and neutral paint color provided a base for the design. In the bar kitchenette, including a trash cabinet, an under-counter fridge, ice maker, and sink and faucet allow for easy entertaining and space for glasses and drinks. For the workout room, custom barn doors 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, along with the columns on the side of the TV. 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. Black hexagon shower floor tile is contrasted with white subway tile, a wood mirror, and other black cabinetry.