Featured Finish: Something for Everyone
Step into this spacious, bright basement and you’ll be amazed by the well-apportioned space and easy flow of its appealing layout. The large, open living area suits many purposes, with one area perfectly defined for sectional seating and a wide-screen TV, and another adjacent space large enough to comfortably accommodate table tennis.
Semi-transparent woven window coverings finish the space with warmth and refinement, while not entirely blocking out light. Notice how the ceiling drops by a few inches in the seating area; you’d never know that the purpose of doing so was to cover up mechanical trunk lines, as it simply adds to the coziness of the television area and helps define the separate spaces, while the raised, framed ceiling over the game area enlarges that area.
Our clients opted to finish 1,300 sq. ft. of an available 2,200, leaving a large portion for the convenience of unfinished storage. Making the most of every square foot, they’ve tucked office and workout zones in the back of the room without causing it to feel cramped. The use of potted greenery provides visual separation from the game area.
The decision to add a wet bar was a no-brainer, as the plumbing shares a wall with the bathroom. Perfect for entertaining, or just to take a quick break for a Diet Coke during work hours, the wet bar features seating for three, an under-counter beverage center, ample storage cabinets and drawers, and enameled pendant lighting.
Rich gunmetal gray cabinetry balances well with dark pewter-colored grout used to install the glossy white subway tile above sleek white quartz counter tops. LVP (luxury vinyl plank) flooring provides the perfect finishing touch—both from an aesthetic and functional point of view.
A popular wet bar addition, open shelving adds a note of casual sophistication, and the shelving can be utilized as both decorative and/or serviceable.
With so many dedicated spaces in the main area of the basement—games, exercise, office, wet bar—you might think that the seating area would get the short end of the stick, but one look at this inviting space tells you otherwise. The large leather sectional defines the space, anchored on the other side by a framed post and easy chair.
The large ottoman serves as both table and footrest, without crowding the space.
Tucked down the hallway you’ll find a private guest room and adjacent bath. Once again, recessed can lighting keeps the room bright and cheerful, but here, wood slat blinds offer privacy.
The wet bar cabinets and tile are echoed in the bathroom, where they are complimented by brushed stainless fixtures and a muted grey tiled floor. The extra-long vanity provides plenty of space for guests to unpack toiletries and other personal belongings.
If this basement tour leaves you feeling excited to design your own basement finish, give us a call for a no-obligation consultation and estimate. Sheffield has been in the residential construction business for more than 40 years. We have the knowledge, expertise, and trade relationships to build a basement you will love for many years to come. Contact us today.