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It’s that time again to reveal another project from 2020! Reveals will be spread throughout 2021 as our baby will be arriving any day now in the Adorned Homes household. We still have projects that need final photoshoots which will be happening late spring so stay tuned. The Woodhill Project is next up for fab reveals and we’re excited to share the project with you guys today!

After an unfortunate water leak, my clients were forced to take action on their dated basement. It was officially time to update this area of their home! I met with the homeowners to check out the space we had to work with; wood burning fireplace, wet bar, guest area with an existing murphy bed and extra space that needed to be made into a functional movie night area. This all came with its own challenges due to the odd layout of the basement. We wanted to be able to enjoy the fireplace while still have a good flow between the whole lower level. The existing bar needed to be removed after the water damaged the cabinets and carpeting of this 1960’s North Oaks, Mn home were non salvageable. We set to work on the best layout for the desired function of the lower level.

The existing bar area and cabinets had a custom shape but lacked full functionality. Empty floor space between the bar and murphy bed was not utilized to its fullest. We incorporated a peninsula and raised area for bar stool seating giving the homeowners extra cabinet space, a new spot for the beverage fridge and extra seating for entertaining. Custom cabinets were drawn up to be sure they fit the space perfectly and functioned how we wanted. Making sure that the new bar matched the existing murphy bed by doing a stain match and paying close attention to the selections so the lower level is cohesive with the rest of the home. The Caesarstone quartz was continued up the wall ending at an accent floating shelf for glassware and fun decor.

Keeping the existing electrical as is, we were able to re-purpose the recessed lighting spaces for pendant lights by placing covers over the existing holes and then mounting the new lights to the pendant light conversion covers. Same look without having to rewire, patch holes and place new mounting boxes! A great way to save money but elevate the style of any room.

Basement Renovation Tip: Think Outside the Box

Basements in older homes of the northeastern suburbs can be less than functional. Odd shapes, low ceilings and minimal natural light. With the correct design layouts, lighting and product they can become the preferred hang out spot in the home! We incorporated a seating nook for family movie nights in the left corner of the basement, an area where they could still enjoy the fireplace! A custom sized floating shelf was added to make the inset wall more functional while also bringing in a sectional that came in individual pieces to allow us to customize the size and fit the space perfectly.

Because of COVID, the homeowners have not been able to share this space with their usual guests but something tells me that they will love the newly renovated bar space and guest “suite” when they are able to visit again!

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