The main component of elevating this space involved creating places to hide the more mechanical elements of a basement, such as a furnace and water heater. By creating individual closets and rooms for each component, they could break the basement into unique spaces while also adding a bathroom. Our team relocated many of the elements to make the space more functional. However, they had to get creative when it came to the location of the furnace. Initially, the spot where it needed to be accessible was supposed to be a wall. The solution: include a 360-degree door that allows it to be easily reached.
Before: The floors were painted cement. The whole ceiling was composed of exposed beams. The walls were drab and uneven in color. There were no markings to delineate a new space.
After: Waterproof flooring in a lighter shade is installed throughout to help the space feel lighter when paired with the gentle gray paint on the wall. Crown molding lines the newly sealed ceiling.
Before: The basement featured a cinderblock fireplace that lacked personality. It was placed between two cement bench seats.
After: Refaced with stacked stone, the new fireplace acts as the focal point of the basement. A wood block mantle accentuates it, providing a hint of rugged elegance.
Flooring: Herregan/Mannington Adura Rigid Plank in Aspen Lodge
Carpet on stairs: Shaw Pure Envy Color #100 Snowfall
Fireplace Hearth: Emser Tile Technique in Bianco Matte 12”x24”
Fireplace Ledger Stone: MSI Hardscape Golden Honey Quartzite Ledger Panels
Fireplace Mantle: Custom built on-site and stained in platinum gray
Sink/Vanity: Kohler Archer Pedestal Sink
Faucet: Devonshire Single control faucet
Toilet: Persuade Dual Flush Comfort Height