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Basements

  • Cool and Hip Basement Transformation, Four months ago we decided to finish our basement and make it a party and entertainment space.

The goal was to give it a bold, unique and untraditional look.

Hope you like our new party central ..........
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    Cool and Hip Basement...

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  • 7 Year Basement Project Finally Finished, We have been working on finishing our basement for seven years now. The first two phases can be seen to the right - "Home Gym" and "Wine Cellar & Tasting Room".

Phase III was the bathroom, Phase IV the theater and pool table area and Phase V the bar and secret doors.

The final project had very little changes from the original concept. All of the detail designs were done using the a free CAD system.

We designed and built all of the wood items in the basement except for the cabinets in the wine area.  We did install the cabinets., Basements Design

    7 Year Basement Proje...

    23 photos, 4,476 Views, Flag

  • Basement Family Room, Wood paneling and an unused space made me want to transform this to a more functional place to hangout., Basements Design

    Basement Family Room

    5 photos, 1,535 Views, Flag

  • Wine Cellar & Tasting Room, This is Phase II of our basement project.  We built the wine cellar and constructed the wine racks from a kit.  We designed the cellar around a mahogany wine buffet we found at Costco for $500.  We built the exterior wall out of Castle Rock to resemble the cellar of an old building.  

Several people have commented on the lighting which is very important to me.  Photographs 10 & 11 are the only two I needed to use a flash.  All overhead and sconce lighting use soft on/off dimmers with memory., Basements Design

    Wine Cellar & Tasting...

    14 photos, 31,580 Views, Flag

  • basement renovation,  The basement is our new family hangout , Basements Design

    basement renovation

    31 photos, 2,542 Views, Flag

  • Home Gym, This is the first phase of our basement remodel.  This gym was designed so it could easily be converted to a bedroom if needed in the future or for resell.
Phase II - Wine cellar and tasting room will be completed in a couple of weeks.
Phase III - Bathroom, this will start in two weeks
Phase IV - pub bar and pool area
Phase V - home theater with fireplace

Yes, we actually use it.  The hardest part about working out is getting started.  I am not as good as she is getting into the gym.  I have found if I force myself to "work out for 5 minutes" it is easy to stretch it into 30 minutes or more., Basements Design

    Home Gym

    9 photos, 20,664 Views, Flag

  • Mission Retreat, 700 Sq feet of old cluttered basement space transformed into a terrific Mission-Style entertainment zone complete with home theater, bar and wine cellar bistro., Basements Design

    Mission Retreat

    18 photos, 13,711 Views, Flag

  • Modern, warm, loft-like, Basement, I was going for a efficient use of space in this basement.  We started from scratch. I picked everything out including the amazing laminate floor in the first half.  We divided it up into two separate spaces. The first half includes a small kitchenette/bar with an easy to clean floor for parties. You enter through the arch and enter the movie theater room and exercise area. We love the way it turned out. I'm still working on decorating it. I want it to have an exotic feel.  I still need stools and can't decide on what style. Let me know what you think!, Basements Design

    Modern, warm, loft-l...

    13 photos, 17,655 Views, Flag

  • Basement with ATTITUDE!, After four long months our basement remodel is finally complete! Prior to the total gut job the space was only used as storage. The floor was a happy accident. There were three layers of tiles we had to remove. When we got down to the concrete base, the glue from the tiles remained on the floor. I fell in love with the resulting black and tan texture and simply polyurethaned the entire floor to give it a high gloss sheen. I also fell in love with the exposed iron pipe work throughout and tried my best to keep the architectural details intact. 

To offer a sense of more ceiling height I opted to go with lower set furniture. It is a basement and can be a bit dark so I infused color with the rust orange modular sofa. Each piece can be moved around to make a queen size bed if we have extra guests. This room is also attached to our new full bath so they have a pretty sweet in-law suite!

The stairs were originally covered in dark gray indoor/outdoor carpeting. That was one of the first things to go! The walls of the staircase are solid concrete so adding light sconces wasn't much of an option. I came up with the idea of using outdoor lighting in the risers. This offers the perfect amount of light down the entire staircase.

I can't tell you haw relieved I am this project is complete. I hope you like it as much as I do! Let me know your thoughts. , Basements Design

    Basement with ATTIT...

    14 photos, 26,514 Views, Flag

  • Elegantly Mantastic!, I finished my basement and turned it into a theater with a wet bar and full bath.  Note the custom drop ceiling I made above the bar area and the arched shelving on the far wall to create a more light and luxurious feel.  Give me your thoughts!, Basements Design

    Elegantly Mantastic!

    56 photos, 22,299 Views, Flag

  • Finished basement, New Built-In cabinets, Linear glass tile Kitchen Backspalsh, Basements Design

    Finished basement

    7 photos, 2,457 Views, Flag

  • wine cellar, Tuscany wine cellar, old world wine cellar, Basements Design

    wine cellar

    3 photos, 9,466 Views, Flag

  • NICHES ... with a "Mexican" style , This wall used to be a single wall separating spaces from the main entrance to the 1st level. I expanded to almost 11" wide and made Niches out the spaces to 
make it more attractive and also to put some of our personal style (  Mexican Style ) Each niche has a  2" recesses light and control by a dimmer., Basements Design

    NICHES ... with a "...

    3 photos, 4,502 Views, Flag

  • Guinness Anyone????, My husband and I finished our basement (May 2007).  It took us 6 months and spending LOTS of time down there but it's finally done.  We took a long time to figure out what we wanted to do with the space and we've been enjoying it tremendously!, Basements Design

    Guinness Anyone????

    10 photos, 36,635 Views, Flag

  • My "Industrial" Basement Remodel, Our 1968 home was busting at the seams when we added another baby last year.... and about the same time, I decided I wanted to start my own interior design business.  We needed some "adult" space to get away from the chaos of toys, toys and more toys!  I decided to put my design skills to work and created an "industrial" style lounge/bar for entertaining and relaxing, as well as a design studio for my new business.  After sketching a plan and meeting with a contractor, it was amazing to see my idea come to life.  I decided to use the existing ceiling, walls and floor to save on space that would have been needed to drop in a ceiling and sheetrock the walls.  

Hope you like it!, Basements Design

    My "Industrial" Base...

    10 photos, 42,510 Views, Flag

  • Man Cave done right, Basement development done for dear friends. The floor it etched & acid stained with hydronic heating, all of the wood work is stained alder, and it is a mans true retreat! , Basements Design

    Man Cave done right

    7 photos, 24,127 Views, Flag

  • Blue & Brown Basement/Bar, Remodeled cozy basement in blue and brown with plenty of sitting room and a bar area. , Basements Design

    Blue & Brown Basemen...

    4 photos, 6,051 Views, Flag

  • Finished Basement/Lower Level, A women's version of the man cave that includes approximately 1500 sq ft finished  living space in a walkout lower level with plenty natural lighting, a surround sound family room, game room, 7-person wet bar w/full kitchen, gym, open staircase, gas fireplace, and spacious full bath. , Basements Design

    Finished Basement/Lo...

    21 photos, 15,822 Views, Flag

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