This partially finished basement provides a huge amount of extra square footage for this growing family of 5; however, none of it is currently functional for the family. Creating a space with dedicated zones that allow for play, studying, family time, and entertaining will transform this basement into a space that will work for the family for years to come.
entertaining area design concept:
bar area design concept:
study area design concept:
entire basement floorplan:
Currently the space has a large area at the bottom of the stairs with existing shelving that is currently used as storage while the large space is mainly toys with an old sofa, TV, and treadmill. Our goal is to create functional zones that allow the space to be used for kids play, family + adult entertaining, studying, and exercising.
The first way we will accomplish this was by adding a wall in the current storage area to break it into both a study/work from home area using the existing open cabinets and also a dedicated exercise area for a permanent location for the treadmill. In the main area, the family/entertaining area remains straight ahead when you walk in but we will make the focal wall the first sight seen when walking in the room. It will pull you into the room with a teal paired with natural white oak for the TV and built in wall.
When you look to the right, the existing bar cabinets will be painted a contemporary black and paired with brushed brass fixtures, leather finger pulls, and white quartz countertops. A vertically stacked tile will add a pop to this wall behind the floating shelves. To the left, the existing cabinets will receive the same treatment but the focus will be added storage throughout for toy storage.
The overall design feel will be a cozy contemporary feel with a Mid Century Modern touch. Black cabinets, teal molding, white oak, brushed brass, and rich cognac leather gives the space a warm and comfortable feel with an edgy twist.
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