A Basement Renovation With a Kitchen
This basement renovation features a beautiful kitchen that has style worthy of main floor placement! Innovative Design + Build completed the design and build of this unfinished space. And the results are spectacular. Check out the amazing transformation of this basement renovation with kitchen.
Basement Before the Renovation
Many of our clients begin with a basement in this condition — cement floor, exposed insulation and exposed rafters. When we see a space like this, all we see is great potential.
Basement Kitchen Space
Our clients wanted the basement to serve their family as well as overnight guests who will be there for extended stays. So a kitchen is the heart of the space, which is set up for entertaining and making everyone feel right at home.
The kitchen has a simple U-shaped plan that creates an easy kitchen work triangle. The peninsula countertop hangs over to create a bar seating area. Because this kitchen was built for basement entertaining, it does not have a range. It does have plenty of storage for beverages, a coffee area, a large sink and a dishwasher. There’s also a microwave drawer that’s handy for preparing popcorn on game nights or movie nights.
The Basement Kitchen Palette
A mix of green paint, oak wood and clear glass on the cabinetry creates an engaging look. Small details like the feet on the cabinet under the sink show off the customization that went into this space. The glass doors on the upper cabinets keep the room light and bright. So does the mix of undercabinet, ceiling, pendant and sconce lighting. And the beautiful white glass backsplash helps to bounce all of that light around.
The countertops are quartz. This durable material is low-maintenance and its subtle veining works beautifully with the mix of oak wood, green paint and white glass.
The Basement Kitchen Function
Because this kitchen serves overnight guests, movie night attendees and slumber partiers, there’s a built-in icemaker. Also, using clear glass on cabinets that guests will be using is a great idea. They can see everything they need without having to open up all the cabinets in search of a mug or a plate.
Smart Kitchen Storage
Blind corner cabinets are often a hodge-podge of items you’ll never find again. This handy insert makes the most of the space, making it easy to access and ergonomic.
And around the corner, this pull out makes it easy to access the depths of the lower cabinet. We also used large drawers on the lower cabinets for more efficient and ergonomic storage.
Brass finishes on the faucet and light fixtures added warmth and personality to the space. They play nicely off the cool tones of the stainless steel appliances and white glass tiles.
The Basement Home Bar
Just beyond the peninsula is this beautiful custom home bar. Again, glass cabinet doors keeps things light, especially because they are lit from inside. The cabinetry coordinates with the kitchen cabinetry. But the mosaic picket tile backsplash gives the bar a special elegant feel.
Wood open shelves add warmth and a spot to display favorite items, glassware and bottles. The brass sconce ties in with the kitchen lighting.
Beyond the bar is a round table for dining or playing games. Because part of the basement is above ground, these clients were lucky enough to gain natural light from larger-than-usual basement windows.
The Basement Guest Room
The basement also has a beautiful bedroom. This area of the basement provided the large window for egress, a safety requirement for a basement bedroom.
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