Our clients’ basement began as a dated space, with the carpet and paneling from the home’s original construction in 1977. This space included a fireplace, office, and exercise room; which were nice but didn’t exactly serve our clients’ needs.
We worked with our clients to design an inviting space, perfect for hosting guests, relaxing with family, or just unwinding after a long day. To raise the functionality of the space, we designed a guest room and full bath in place of their unused office and exercise room. This guest suite is inconspicuous and secluded enough for privacy, but still close enough to the main space that visiting guests won’t miss out on any action.
You’ll notice that throughout the basement our clients’ incorporated multiple naturally finished or textured features, as well as a signature teal color, that really helped pull the whole basement together.
The support beams wrapped in reclaimed wood, the Coretec rustic pine hardwood flooring, and natural stone tile which surrounds the fireplace and bar backsplashes all work together to set a rustic, and almost western, tone.
Two of the newly installed features are the wet bar and wine bar. Each (designed and produced by Glenbrook Cabinetry) provides a dark contrast to the opposing natural and somewhat neutral features in the rest of the basement. Both bars use Walnut stained cabinetry, which is topped with a contrasting white quartz countertop, and accented with bronze hardware. The main bar holds even more modern appeal with a concrete sink and matte black hardware. To keep the party going, it features a stainless steel ice maker and wine chiller. The wine bar includes a custom wine rack and bronze chainlink display cabinetry.
The basement gaming area features an eye-catching pool table, darts, and a sitting area beside the bar. In the entertainment space, a cozy sectional gives you a perfect view of the inset television and refinished fireplace, with a matching surround the rustic bar backsplash.
The new full bathroom is easily accessible from both the guest room and the main area. With its naturally textured finishes and a signature teal accent, it provides the perfect compliment to the rest of the space.
Our clients wanted to use durable and impermeable finishes to stand up to their guests coming straight from the pool outside. The bathroom and shower accent wall features a wood-look porcelain tile, which is contrasted by the cobblestone floor, niche, and concrete bench seat. The bathroom vanity and bench are a custom color option from Glenbrook Cabinetry and are topped with an astonishing wood-look concrete (that’s right, that’s CONCRETE) countertop and bench seat. Each of the features and organic finishes in the bathroom play into the rustic/outdoor illusion.
The final stop on this basement tour is the guest room. This cozy space is complete with a closet, private access to the guest bath, and rustic accents. From the reclaimed wood table to the antique safe nightstand (painted teal), this room couldn’t be any more coordinated.
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