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Basement Facelift

Sep 13, 2023 | Basement

entertainment area in basement renovation

Basement Nip and Tuck

These homeowners had a very spacious basement area that provided a home bar, entertainment area, and play place for the kids. While it was a large room it lacked any real style.  Our design team stepped in to help bring a facelift to the basement and we provided some superficial renovations that make all the difference!

Before Basement Facelift


A great home in a great neighborhood was the raw material for this basement facelift.  For a 2017 production home, this family had all it needed in square footage but as is the case with most mass-produced homes it needed some interesting design touches to bring it to life.  In this sizeable basement with space for a home bar, pool table, air hockey, and entertainment area, we were able to transform a rather plain vanilla room into something with awesome style!

Basement Facelift First Priority

The first thing to go was the wall-to-wall beige carpet.  Very neutral and difficult to keep clean with little ones running around and with entertaining friends and family.  Instead, we opted to install resilient pre-engineered Mohawk flooring with a wood look.  This flooring stands up to kids, crowds, and just about any type of home use.  Easy to clean and looks great for years, unlike carpeting.  Take a look at the difference!

basement facelift

You will also notice the rustic faux hand-hewn wood box beams installed on the ceiling to break up the white and light landscape of wall paint and white wood wainscotting. Also, coordinating and adding more warmth is the natural wood bar top and drink ledge in this basement facelift.

The brick veneer on the one wall as a focal point is an actual salvaged brick called “Downtown” from Town & Country. This adds the warm red brick tone and texture to the space bringing a more rustic look.  As you can see these are superficial additions to the basement with very little change to the footprint.

A Murphy door which doubles as a bookcase was installed to create access to the unfinished storage area but all in all, we created a beautiful, rustic-style atmosphere through these minor design changes.  We can do this for you too just contact our office and let us design your new basement!  You can also check out our blog post, “Basement Entertainment Space” with tips on how to plan your basement remodel.

Before Basement Remodel