We are so excited to share this gorgeous basement remodel with you! The Saunders were some of the best people we have had the pleasure of working with. This whole project was just destined to be great from the beginning. Originally, we had made a plan to finish the basement for a family member to move in to. However, throughout the design process that ended up falling through. With the sudden change in use for the space, we decided to shift focus and work toward finishing the basement before a retirement party in the new home. The basement was completely unfinished, so the goal was to have a small kitchenette, one finished bedroom, a full bathroom, and plenty of living space for entertaining. This was especially important to the Saunders because they love to entertain A LOT!
We wanted to do an updated design that wouldn't clash with the rest of the home. The house itself was pretty traditional in it's design, but we wanted to bring more of a contemporary feel to the basement. We decided to add in a fireplace, fun lighting, and hints of gray tones.
We did an LVP floor throughout the basement. This gives the look of wood without the price tag and maintenance. We did a Piedrafina shower surround for easy cleaning when guests come to stay. We made sure to do a linen cabinet for storage since we left a portion of the basement unfinished and there wouldn't be a linen closet.
In the kitchen we did a simple design with just a few cabinets, dishwasher, fridge, and island for guests to sit at. We added in a new fireplace with an updates sleek design using a floating mantle and ledger stone.
We matched elements from the upstairs to maintain flow throughout the home. We used the same door profile, trim profile, and door knobs.
In the end, the project turned out perfectly and I think the space will see plenty of memories from entertaining!
We thankfully didn't run into too many problems along the way, and we were able to have everything except the bathroom finished in time for the retirement party! However, the bathroom was worth the wait because it turned out perfectly!