Lower Level Remodeling
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My husband needs a room in the basement for him and his pals to watch football games. We have 4 children and the "big boys" need their space. We also have Saturday family movie nights and the television we have in the family room is just too small, we want a home theatre with an awesome sound system, a bar would be nice for entertaining. Bill could use an office downstairs away from everyone else, and I like to exercise, so we'll need a space for that equipment, and, being that we will be spending so much time down there, with 4 kids a full bathroom would be useful too. But, before we do this project, I want my master bathroom remodeled. Do you do that kind of thing? Asked the woman at the remodeling show that we were exhibiting at. Of course we do. Great, I'll take your brochure and give you a call. I couldn't help but think to myself that how many times has a small project been proposed, as a first step to a larger one, and the larger one never comes to fruition.
Surprisingly, the following Monday the same woman called to arrange an appointment to review the master bathroom and basement project. She was right, the bathroom did need to be remodeled and although the basement was finished off, it was obviously completed by a do-it-yourself type.
We focused our attention on the master bathroom., never mentioning the basement. This client had high-end taste, custom cabinetry, granite tops, Italian tile, polished limestone flooring, etc. We completed the project on time and on budget, it looked great, and everyone was pleased! When will you be back for the basement? She asked. I could not believe it; the basement project really did exist, and we dove into it.
This was going to be a "no holds bared project", custom was the first word in front of every line item of the remodeling project. A home theatre design consultant was retained by the client, the decorating theme preceded the architectural design layout, if we don't use it, we don't save it was the battle cry, so you should use every square inch you can find as finished space down here. Most of the mechanical equipment was relocated and consolidated into a 10x10 space and everything else was gutted out.
As it should be, the digital theatre system, all of its components including the speakers, a viewing area to accommodate the maximum number of guests, and the capacity for seeing the screen from the bar area were principle and driving considerations as to how the space would be laid out. As a separate contract, the home theatre came at a cost in excess of $48,000.00.
All of the built-ins were custom fabricated, a full bath was added, all appliances are built-in, system components are built-in, office furniture and storage were custom, walls and ceilings are all insulated for acoustics, storage was systematically placed to maximize the architectural limitations of the finished space. Even the projection screen is built-in to conceal it when it is not in use.
The "big boys" have enjoyed viewing two of the Green Bay Packer wins thus far, and the Little Mermaid has never looked better, according to the kids. Deb is now planning the addition to, and remodeling of, her kitchen and we will gladly be back to serve the remodeling requirements of this wonderful family.