A Step Up
For years, the unfinished lookout basement was detached from the yard, save for a few ground-level windows. With the addition of a stunning backyard poolscape, the homeowners wanted to create a high-class entertainment space that would connect with the outdoor living environment and spare the main level powder room the parade of wet feet. It also needed to provide a more private alternative to the open floor plan above where dad could enjoy game day, and mom and daughter could tackle crafts project. Most of all, they wouldn’t accept an ordinary, boring basement.
Mom’s Design Build scooped out some earth to convert a window to a broad doorway accessible from a new stone stairway. Then they fit the interior with a tile bath, wet bar, giant island table, and three large TVs. And the shiny wallpaper tray ceiling shimmers as much as the outdoor pool.
Easy, direct access from the pool to lower level bathroom and luxurious entertainment space off the mudroom. New entry integrates indoor and outdoor entertainment areas.
Oversized bar-height table island perfect for entertaining and craft projects.
Ceilings soundproofed and walls filled with polyurethane foam to isolate noise.
Tall quartz sofa bar behind couch handy when large groups gather to watch games.
Entertainment area has two screens for monitoring multiple sporting events.
Versatile, private room with a TV that can be used for bedroom or exercise room.
Wet bar has a clear ice machine, wine fridge, small-load dishwasher, microwave oven, and sink with high-arc spray-in spout faucet.
An abundance of recessed lights, under-cabinet lights, sconces and chandeliers, all LED and dimmable.
Easy care hardwood laminate flooring for pool users with wet feet and easy clean-up after parties.
Heated porcelain tile bathroom floor.
Phone controlled Sonos and Apple TV with built-in speakers.
Large divided lites stream sunlight through broad mudroom door.
Smooth traffic flow between mudroom, lounging area, bar, and bathroom.
Look-out basement converted to functional walk out to poolscape with clever landscaping and window converted to the sheltered entry door.
HVAC ducts stylishly incorporated in the tray ceiling.
French-style doors installed for private, conflict-free water closet when space lacked swing clearance for a standard door.
Central cabinet under the island provides storage and support for heavy quartz top while maintaining leg room for stools on all sides.
Hidden steel supports use in place of brackets under massive quartz sofa bar on knee wall behind the couch.
Concrete re-trenched to alter DWV rough in done when house was built to make toilet area more private.
Original chandelier had an extensive lead time. The contractor proposed a custom solution using a canopy to extend the single light rough-in which also better matched the aesthetic of the space.
Soundproofing channels installed under ceiling joists and entire space are insulated with expanding polyurethane foam for maximum soundproofing.
Standing-seam copper roof over new basement entry.
Cabinetry has 5-piece dovetail soft-close drawers.
Converting the lookout into a walkout required underpinning the foundation, cutting out concrete, and adding a custom wood door to the existing window opening.
Sofa bar serves as additional seating, but also has several outlets making it an easy to reach power source for laptops and phones
Tray ceiling frames distinctive glam wallpaper finish.
Formidable, extra thick quartz sofa bar atop knee wall behind the couch.
Millwork matches upstairs.
Opening in stairway wall extends the view and brightens hall.
Ambient and task lighting significantly brightens space.
Entertainment built-in hides the odd jog in the home’s foundation.
If you liked this space feel free to schedule an appointment and let one of our designers transform your living space.