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Project Tour: Multi-Purpose Basement in Western Hills

Posted by Laura Webster on Tue, Apr 7, 2020

This Western Hill's client desired a basement space in the home to entertain both family and adult friends. The existing basement wasn't quite able to keep up with the variety of needs for the new space. With several rooms and alcoves off the main area, the floorplan provided a good opportunity to maximize the function of the space. Key to achieving success in the new lower level design was to define the purpose of each zone and unify the entire basement with a cohesive design.

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Topics: Project Spotlight, Lower Level

15 Creative Basement Remodel Ideas and Designs

Posted by Alan Hendy on Tue, Feb 18, 2020

For many homeowners, having a home with a basement is like winning the square footage jackpot. This space, whether it's already finished or not, offers an entire category of possibilities that are often separate from the needs of the home above. Whether the basement is a lower level walk-out with easy access to the exterior, or if it has few windows and a lower ceiling, there are many tasks that it can be designed to accommodate. Options for a basement remodel include considerations for entertaining, family hang outs, storage, home office space, laundry rooms, and home gyms. Keep reading for great ideas from our local basement remodeling projects to inspire you in your basement redesign.

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Topics: Lower Level

5 Ways to Design Spaces for Entertaining

Posted by Steve Hendy on Mon, Dec 23, 2019

The ability to host groups is a trait that many Americans look for in a house. Having family and friends over for gatherings, large or small, plays an important role in the dynamic of many families, so it makes sense to ensure that remodeling projects in your home account for the need to accommodate the types of gatherings you like to hold. More than just knowing where to put your furniture, or making sure you have a stocked fridge, truly functional entertaining spaces that help to create traditions in the home start in the design and planning process.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Lower Level, Home Remodeling, Hiring a Contractor, Design-Build, Additions

Designing the Perfect Home Bar

Posted by Mike Hendy on Tue, Sep 10, 2019

We've talked in the past about the elements that make for a functional home bar. Storage for beverages, a work surface, and storage for your barware. While these things can be the basis for either the most minimal of home bar solutions or the most decked out version, these items are really just the start. In order to make your home bar the perfect solution for you, also consider the style, the features, and the location. Keep reading to find out how our team of designers plan and design home bars.

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Topics: Lower Level, Home Bar

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