Finished Basement Tour

Photo tour of a finished basement remodeling project in a Craftsman style home.

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  • Craftsman Style Home Needed a Basement Makeover

    Plagued by out-of-date wood paneling and fluorescent lighting, this basement in a historical Minnesota Craftsman-style home was in desperate need of renovation.

  • Craftsman Style

    With a fresh design inspired by existing Arts and Crafts details, the basement now functions as an entertainment space. Reproduction furniture and light fixtures reinforce the Craftsman style.

  • Arched Doorway

    An arched doorway reflects the arc of the built-in wall niche found during demolition. New iridized glass in the doors reflects light from the basement's two windows.

  • Hiding the Mechanical Units

    Giving the basement a finished appearance required some camouflage artistry, including shrouding a steam radiator and other mechanicals behind wood wainscoting and trim. The room's two existing window wells bring in the basement's only natural light.

  • Shelves and Architectural Details

    Demolition revealed this elegant wall arch, which inspired some of the basement's design and allows for generous shelving. A new stencil contributes to the period styling found throughout.

  • A Home Bar for Entertaining

    A wet bar adds extra convenience and utility to the basement. Quartersawn oak cabinetry conceals appliances. Granite countertops provide an upscale look.

  • "Before" Floor Plan

    The old floor plan partitioned the lower level, making the space seem cramped.

  • "After" Floor Plan

    The new floor plan is much more open and welcoming. The owners enjoy their new basement rec area and entertaining bar.

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