Unfinished basements are a blank canvas. Granted, you are restricted by the original design of the home, including stairs, windows and mechanicals placement. However, they do offer an opportunity to create a space that suits the needs of your whole family. For this project, our homeowners were looking to have play space for the kids and the adults.
ORIGINAL BASEMENT: This home, located in the Preserve at Eagle Creek, was built in 2006 as a builder’s spec home with a completely unfinished basement. The Preserve at Eagle Creek is a beautiful, upscale residential community located in the far northwest corner of Marion County, just a few miles south of Zionsville.
MOTIVATION FOR REMODELING: The homeowners moved to Indiana due to a job relocation. Once the family finally found a 4,500-squarefoot home they liked, they found out they were expecting twins! They realized it was time to finish their basement, as they would definitely need the extra space.
DESIGN PHASE: The homeowner relied heavily on our computer 3D modeling services to help them visualize the various design schemes that were presented. They chose the aspects they liked from each design and placed them into one scheme, creating their perfect basement virtually. Making the space feel like an extension of the rest of the home was important them, along with functionality. The husband commented, “The designer did a wonderful job blending in the style of the basement with the existing home. I like the large open area the most. I can watch TV and play some pool while relaxing next to the built-in wet bar. The kids have their separate play area, and I have my man cave!”
FINAL RESULTS: Highlights included wide-plank prefinished hand-scraped engineered hardwood flooring throughout the space and a custom designed wet bar. The bar featured a glass tile backsplash, shaker style maple cabinets and brushed nickel cabinet pulls. The billiard/gaming area included built-in base cabinets with a granite countertop and adjustable shelving to display items. Finally, an in-ceiling projector system was installed along with a large screen for TV and movie viewing. The homeowner said, “We just couldn’t have been more pleased with our design choices and how our house has been transformed into a wonderful home for our recently expanded family.”
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