Similar to upstairs and throughout, it was outdated and needed to be brought to life again.
We originally wanted to take out this fireplace and redo it, but to save cost, we ended up keeping it and painting the brick to create cohesiveness with the modern vibes of the rest of the home.
To make this lower level more inviting, we wanted to bring in warmth with new paint throughout and carpet. We also added new doors to make this more of an indoor/outdoor entertaining space.
The built in’s that were in this space originally made it feel really small and dark, and we wanted it to be the complete opposite. We knew whoever would buy this place would want to entertain with the lake right outside, so we wanted this to be an inviting indoor/outdoor living space.
And, with the bar area, we kept the original location but gave it a major facelift. With the indoor/outdoor living vibe, we were going for, we knew the bar would be a perfect enhancement – a close pit stop while boating around on Black Lake to stop for snacks & drinks throughout the day, or while sitting on the patio enjoying the lake views. We also love the fact that there is so much open space for entertaining in the lower level, so we figured the bar would be perfectly placed.