Featured Finish: Anything BUT Neutral!
Awash with soft neutrals, this month’s Featured Finish calls you away from the stresses of the day, enticing you to turn on the fire, pour a cold drink, and relax on the leather sectional while you catch up on your favorite show. Don’t let the clean, uncluttered look fool you into thinking this is just an average basement, however; take a closer look and you’ll discover the noteworthy details that place this project squarely in the five-star category.
The wet bar, with its large peninsula and loads of cabinet and counter space, proves that form and function can, in fact, cohabitate beautifully together. Sleek modern lines are enhanced by the open black shelving, stainless steel appliances, and the subway-tiled wall (why do just a back-splash when you can tile an entire wall?!). The wood-look tile flooring in monochromatic tones adds a sophisticated warmth while being the ideal solution for an area prone to spills and splashes.
Directly opposite the bar you’ll find a 42″ linear gas fireplace surrounded by another wall of tile, but this statement-making tile is 16″x24″ in size, brick-set to the ceiling. The effect, though understated, is stunning, especially as it is flanked by cabinets and open shelving painted in a soft creamy white, echoing the glossy white of the subway tile at the wet bar.
The wood-grain tile at the wet bar carries into the bathroom, where an oil-rubbed bronze shower door beautifully balances dark cabinetry. Note, however, that the other hardware and plumbing fixtures installed in the bathroom are a brushed nickel finish, proving that not every fixture need be the same finish to make the overall design aesthetic work successfully. Following the calming neutral palette, the shower tile takes a riff off of traditional subway tile. The longer length of the tile and its deeper tone add a refined touch. The ingenious incorporation of open-stack shelving next to the shower proves that no space is too small to be utilized in a basement finish!
Other touches that take this basement finish out of the ordinary are the door casement and baseboard trim, the skip-trowel drywall finish, and the tray ceiling in the rec room. The goal of every basement remodel should be to have the finished product reflect the main level of the home in style and quality of finishes. The basement should look like an integral part of the existing home—as if it has always been there—and not like a haphazard afterthought.
At Sheffield Homes Finished Basements and More, we have the expertise, knowledge, and established trade relationships to see that your basement becomes the space you envision it to be. We’ll work with you to design a space that works for your family’s needs, within your time frame and budget. Call us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation in the Denver metro area or in northern Colorado. We can’t wait to see what your basement becomes! 303-420-0056