Wauwatosa Basement Finishing

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Project details

  • Project Year: 2020
  • Location: Wauwatosa
  • Updates Included: Basement: Rec Room (Living Room & Kitchenette), Office, Full Bathroom, Laundry Room & Staircase
  • Features: Custom Cabinetry, Bar Sink, Open Shelving, Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring, Kohler Choreograph Shower Surround, Pedestal Sink, Epoxy Floors, Shoe Closet, Boot Bench, Vinyl Flooring & Recessed Lighting
  • Estimated Cost: $77,000 - $94,000

Basement Remodel: Recreation Room, Bathroom, Laundry Room & Home Office

Finishing your basement can add valuable living space to your home. That’s exactly why a Wauwatosa family reached out to us. The homeowners wanted to remodel their Wauwatosa basement. Their wish list included a rec room, full bathroom / laundry room and a home office.

This Wauwatosa basement project included:

  • Rec Room – The kitchenette has cabinet storage, counterspace, bar sink and refrigerator. A lounge seating area is perfect for family movie nights and playing video games. The other side of the rec room includes a large kids desk for virtual school and a foosball table.
  • Full Bathroom / Laundry Room – We expanded the old laundry room to make room for a walk-in shower, toilet and pedestal sink. Open shelving keeps the laundry area neat and organized.
  • Home Office – The room adjacent to the staircase is now a home office.
  • Shoe Storage Closet – The homeowners requested storage for shoes, sandals and boots. We designed and built a custom shoe storage closet and boot bench.
  • Staircase – To freshen the staircase, we used a fun sheet vinyl print and new paint. Under the stairs, we added built-in drawers for storage.
  • Flooring We installed luxury vinyl plank flooring in the rec room. The remaining floors are epoxy.
  • Ceiling – By painting the ceiling (black fox, SW-7020), we kept an open, airy feel to this Wauwatosa basement.

Use of Color

The homeowners love color and wanted to include their personal style in the space:

  • Contemporary green cabinetry in the kitchenette (ripe olive, SW-6209)
  • A bright pop of orange in the stairway area (hearty orange, SW-6622)
  • Moody blue walls in the office and shiplap above the boot bench (sea serpent, SW-7615)
  • A sunny yellow in the laundry/bathroom (sweeny yellow, CW-370)

Homeowner Review

“Working with the Kowalske team on our basement remodel was a delight. From design and selections through completion, everyone on the team was professional, efficient and focused on creating a space we would love. Every detail was considered and the team worked incredibly hard to make the design vision a reality. We appreciated the communication, the team’s positive and energetic attitude and their focus on delivering a high quality product. Can’t wait for our next home project. We highly recommend Kowalske Kitchen & Bath!” Sunny, homeowner

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