The owners of this 2010 ranch-style home were ready to transform their finished basement into a suitable space for entertaining friends and family, and particularly young and older adults. The homeowners’ main objective was to make the space more functional, adding a new beverage area, media/gaming room, expanded bar, and updated finishes.
To enlarge the beverage area, we needed to move a load-bearing support column, which also carried the support of the floor above. To make this change we referred to our structural engineer who calculated the new load bearing needs, which resulted in adding additional support beams and pouring a new larger concrete footing. This allowed for a more open beverage area with additional cabinetry and greater options for furniture types and placement.
New semi-custom maple cabinets painted Dove with a chocolate glaze finish were installed in the beverage center bar area providing the contemporary look the homeowners were looking for. The Dueto leather Quartzite countertops and cherry/brown mahogany floating shelves created a striking contrast to the white cabinets and blended beautifully with the Halquist Stone feature wall in a Maple Bluff color. Incorporating an antique copper apron front bar sink, oil-rubbed bar faucet, matching oil-rubbed bronze cabinet pulls and Hinkley Lighting wall lanterns created the perfect ambiance to host guests.
Creating warmth and character as well as a striking focal point in the room, both the TV wall and beverage center bar wall were designed with the Halquist Stone in a Maple Bluff color. New Provenza Uptown Chic waterproof Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring was used throughout the space to make the space appear larger and clean. And, we hid the electronics behind a classic sliding barn-style wood door with matching oil-rubbed bronze hardware finishes.
In the end, the contemporary design and improved functionality made a dramatic difference to this lower-level space. The beverage center bar turned out beautifully, providing the adult space that was needed in the home, balanced with the gaming/entertainment area for young adults. There is no doubt that this basement is destined to host fabulous get-togethers for years to come.