A popular way to add value to your home without adding on is to update space that is already there…Hello Basement! It can be difficult to imagine this subterranean space as anything but a place to collect all of things you should not keep, but I assure you there is hope.
We were given the task of turning a builder-boring basement into a Sweet Hangout space for family and friends. We started with a blank slate, concrete floors and stud walls.
One of the things our client wanted was a place to watch movies and play video games. They wanted a place for the kids to hang out with friends or where the family could have a movie night. Storage was a priority. Records had to fit in a portion of the shelves, a record player and gaming supplies below the TV.
Another request was a place to read. The window seat provides a place to sit and storage under the cushions and in the bookshelves above. The window was already there so the this feature was designed around it.
Schooling happens at home for this family and this space will have a table for kid’s activities. The map mural is fun and educational. This is the second map mural that we have done and it does not disappoint.
The was also a need for a Guest Room and Office. This room is used for both. Yes, its through those doors. Wait for it….
Pocket doors give guests privacy. A Murphy Bed allows for the room to function as a Bedroom or an Office.
There is storage on both sides for office supplies, bedding or clothes.
I am saving up for my wide angle lens 🙂 You get the idea…
This is where all the fun happens. The nook was requested to corral toys and to provide a place that is for kids only. Apparently it is a hit.
The duct work could have made this space feel unbalanced, but using a lower ceiling height on the exterior wall above the reading nook balances it out.
A wood counter top provides a contrast to the white cabinets without the cost of quartz or granite.
The black hardware is hard to miss.
The open shelving was custom built and painted to match the cabinets.
Books for miles! This is a simple detail that is classic.
What are your plans for your basement?