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Pocket Doors

Wine Bar
Brighten and Beautify Your Basement 
While it is common for many of our homes here in the northeast to include a basement, I imagine that many of them, though technically finished, are not done so with the same attention to detail that we devote to the rest of our homes.

Basements (and attics) are often regarded as an afterthought.  Too often, they become a convenient place for storage, unused exercise equipment, old furniture or a place to send the kids when you need some peace and order upstairs.  Out of sight, out of mind and commonly the last place you may think of remodeling.

But gone are the days of the dark and damp basement at the bottom of the stairs!  We are excited to see a growing trend of basement "inclusion" among homeowners - the desire to use this abundant bonus space to extend their living environment by creating beautiful, high-end basement areas that are warm and inviting, yet practical and useful.

Recently, we were thrilled to work with a client who had the desire to transform their basement into a more personalized space for great entertaining and family enjoyment.  The project included a complete redesign and encompassed many unique and special features that customized the space in the most meaningful way.  

A wine room complete with a bar, seating area and fire element is both inviting and functional for wine tastings, sporting events, gatherings and more.  Unlike a typical chilly, climate controlled wine room, Sub Zero refrigerators maintain the desired temperatures for the homeowners' collection allowing the room to remain warm and appealing for family and friends.
Just next-door, the media room was designed with custom built-ins, backlit cabinets and plentiful storage space for games, memorabilia and books. This cozy room is separated from the wine room with custom made, decorative, glass pocket doors.
Media Room

The basement also includes a home gym featuring cork flooring, mirrored walls to reflect space and light, and a full bathroom with customized cabinetry and high-end fixtures.  And if family and friends gather for an extended stay, the lower level has a comfortable bunk-room equipped with 2 queen beds below and 2 twin beds on top. This custom built alcove contains drawers, display space, and lighting along with thick wainscoting to complete the comfy look.

Basements have come a long way over the years and in this case, I'd have to agree with Davy Jones when he said, " You can put me in the basement or the penthouse; it doesn't matter to me."

We were honored to enhance and expand the living space for this family, and we would love to explore the possibilities for your basement redesign and remodel.  Call us today at 203-664-1303.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Rick Krug
TR Building & Remodeling