Mequon Swanky Barnwood Basement Bar
- Project Year: 2018
- Location: Mequon
- Updates Included: Basement Bar & Living Room
- Features: Hickory Cabinets, Quartz Countertops, Cream City Brick Accent Wall, Floating Shelves, Wine Shelf, Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring, LED Color-Changing Strip Lighting, Staircase, Sliding Barndoor & Barnwood Accents
- Estimated Cost: $62,000 - $76,000
This Mequon, Wisconsin basement remodel was a fun project where we turned a dark and dingy basement into the most popular area of the family’s home. Before the remodel, the space was only used for storage and laundry. The homeowners wanted to extend the living space of their home into their unfinished basement. They were looking for a space that was comfortable for relaxing, with an upscale design.
Kowalske Kitchen & Bath was hired to design and construct a living room, bar area and rebuild the staircase. The new basement enhances and expands their living area, giving them a relaxing space for watching movies together and a separate, swanky bar area for watching sports games.
The design creatively uses reclaimed barnwood throughout the space. The natural wood elements warm up the space, making it feel cozy and comfy. The highlight of the space is the color-changing LED under-shelf lighting.
Other Features of this Basement:
- The stairway was completely rebuilt, constructed with salvaged wood to match the style of the other stairs in the home.
- We designed, built and installed the custom sliding barn door.
- We sourced all the barnwood from the same torn down barn and custom milled the wood. We used barnwood on the ceiling beams, the staircase, the face of the bar, the TV wall in the seating area, open shelving and a sliding barn door.
This project was awarded a Remodeler of the Year Award from the Milwaukee National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in 2018.
- Read more about this project on our blog: Barnwood Basement Remodel
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