Provide a place for the homeowners’ hobbies and crafts.
Provide a place to gather as a family.
Provide a place to entertain guests.
The basement finish includes a “Hobby Room” (which can also serve as a home office), a very large TV viewing/gaming area, a bar area with gaming table, a finished storage room, a bedroom and a full bath.
How We Proceeded
Our task at this point was to divide the 2000 unfinished square feet of the basement into the activity centers the clients wanted. Because the basement was a walk-out, we wanted to use the windows, door, natural light and view of the golf course to our best advantage.
The bathroom plumbing was already roughed-in, so to avoid the cost of relocating the plumbing we chose to use the space as it was originally laid-out. A natural result of the bathroom’s location was to place the guest room adjoining it.
Next, the bar and entertainment center were combined to take two-thirds of the window wall area at the end with the door (public space), and the hobby room was pushed to the opposite end of the space. This left us with enough room for a finished general storage area just off the mechanical room.
With the areas roughly laid-out, we were now ready to design the built-ins for each space. Desktop surface, storage and a large game table (perfect for puzzles, crafts and gift wrapping) were the requests for the hobby room. We also created a very large window seat with an abundance of storage that utilizes the natural light perfectly.
A large TV (70 inches), storage for gaming and capacity seating were the requests for the entertainment center area.
The bar area, just off the large entertainment room, is equipped with a sink, dishwasher, microwave and beverage center to complete a large and perfect hub to entertain family and friends.
Now we turned our focus to the finishes. To keep the areas light and bright we opted to do a considerable amount of white painted built-ins with natural walnut trims and highlights. The hobby room (which can also be used as a home office) was finished with walnut cabinetry to match the trim detail in the white built-ins and completed with granite countertops. And finally, the walnut bar was detailed with cork panels and splashes.
Carpeting was used in a majority of the space for sound control, while the hobby room was finished with wood grained porcelain tile and the bar floor was done in gauged multicolor slate for easy cleanup purposes.
Project Features and Highlights:
- Designed by: Da Vinci Remodeling
- Custom Walnut and Painted Cabinetry by: Da Vinci Remodeling
- Granite (Bar): Golden Crystal – Leathered
- Granite (Hobby Room): Golden Crystal – Polished
- Bar Splash and Panels: Cork
- Bar Sink and Faucet by: Kohler
- Beverage Center by: Marvel
Professional photography by: Libbie Holmes Photography