This Basement Remodel Was Finished In Time For The Super Bowl

This finished basement remodeling project was designed and built for a young professional couple living in Madison, WI. Eric and Amber were expecting their first son and their goal was for us to have the project completed in time for the Super Bowl and a soon to follow baptism. The house is their first and being a starter home, they were looking to add additional living space in a traditional yet refined design style. Our clients requested a wet bar and entertainment area, a living & media area with fireplace, and a bathroom with a shower. They also wished to have a structural column removed to create a more open space.

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A Basement Designed For Entertaining

Key to the open concept floor plan was the removal of a column and the installation of a steel beam that clear spans the 15 foot room, carrying both first floor and second floor load. Opening up the room provided room furniture placement options such as the oversized sectional seating and an unecumberd view of the fireplace from the wet bar. The peninsula bar accommodates seating for four guests and matches to the back bar area symmetrically. A pantry closet utilizes the rest of the space on the back wall.  A mirrored backsplash, cherry-tone wood, a light tone quartz countertop, and X-grid muntin glass cabinet doors are design elements that create the clients desired look and feel.

A Living Space With Every Amenity

This modest home has a small living room on the main level, with a compact eat-in kitchen. The finished basement is now the primary living space in the home. Having the television located here meant access to water and beverages was a requirement. The wet bar, a room for working out in the unfinished area and a bathroom with a shower provides everything they need in one location. The fireplace was installed in order to keep the room cozy. Gas fireplaces are not only beautiful, they are a great way of controlling the temperature of a basement room independently from the rest of the house.

The Materials and Cabinetry Behind This Designer Look

The Auburn Ridge Custom Cabinetry is maple with a chestnut finish and a Woodland inset door style. Blumotion drawer glides and soft close door and drawers and Berensen drawer pulls in Verona Bronze were used. The classic, furniture like appearance is perfect for a bar area. Glass cabinet doors with criss-cross muntins were used and a mirrored backsplash was placed behind the bar. The seating area houses a kegerator and beer tapper. The quartz countertops are by Silestone in a Pacific Ocean pattern and the faucet is the Delta Cassidy pull down bar faucet in Arctic Stainless finish. The masonry on the face of the bar and the fireplace surround is by Dutch Quality. The color is sienna and it is laid in a dry stack pattern. The flooring is Coretec Plus HD Luxury Vinyl Plank. 

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I was most satisfied that they were able to come up with a design that exceeded our expectations. We had never done a major remodeling project before. We didn’t know the timeline or anything and they were very good explaining how it would work and explained why they were doing it as they were doing it.
— Amber, Finished Basement Client