Column: A basement designed for entertainment
EXISTING BASEMENT: After cleaning up the aftermath of their flooded walkout basement, the owners of this Zionsville home knew it was time to transform their dated basement into a space worthy of entertaining friends and family. Making the space more functional was the main goal of the project. “There was a wall separating the kitchen and media room,” said the homeowner. “Removing the wall allowed for a much better flow to host our guests.”
KITCHEN DETAILS: New semi-custom maple cabinets with a Java finish were installed giving the kitchen the contemporary look the homeowners were looking for. The Venetian Gold granite countertops and glass tile backsplash polished off the look of the space. Incorporating stainless steel appliances, under-cabinet LED lighting and a craft beer tap created the perfect ambiance to host guests.
GUEST BATHROOM: The contemporary look was carried through into the details of the guest bathroom. The original flimsy shower unit received a major facelift with a tasteful blend of various vibrant tiles. Ivory tumbled stone tile was installed in the niche and on floor of the shower. The Venetian Gold granite used on the shower seat, niche shelf and door sill was the perfect match with the “Modern Dimensions” wall tile. The accent tile used for the decorative trim and brushed nickel fixtures completed the look of this spa-like retreat.
UPGRADED FIREPLACE: Stacked stone and a new wood mantel transformed the fireplace into a warm and cozy gathering spot just off the kitchen and bar.
FINAL RESULT: In the end, the contemporary design and improved functionality made a dramatic difference to the space. “The wet bar is my favorite part of the whole basement remodel. We love having our own adult space in a home that is predominately ruled by our children.” There is no doubt that this basement is destined to host great dinner parties for years to come.