Contemporary Farmhouse Basement - Kowalske Kitchen & Bath

Contemporary Farmhouse Basement

farmhouse basement

Farmhouse Basement | Sussex, WI

A family with two young children saw great potential for their unfinished basement. The goal of this farmhouse basement remodel in Sussex, WI was to create a lower level area for family time. Most importantly they wanted to add a bedroom with access to a bathroom. They also requested a living space, storage, a home office, a bar area and an exercise/game room. With a passion for entertaining and watching television and playing video games, this transformed space is now the ideal gathering area for this young family and their friends.

farmhouse basement before after

Farmhouse Basement Highlights:

  • Functionality Improvements: The space was unfinished, so the new design makes the basement exponentially more functional. We added a bedroom with direct access to the bathroom, a kitchenette area with a large bar countertop, and a large living room space.

  • Game Room: The space next to the staircase can be used as an exercise/game room.

  • Play Area Under the Stairs: The couple’s two young children can play and store their toys in the nook under the staircase.

  • Transom Bedroom Window: To let natural light into the main living space, we installed in a long skinny window in the bedroom that shines light into the basement living room.

  • Kitchen Peninsula: A kitchen peninsula provides space for the family to play games and entertain guests. 

  • Moody Hues: The color chosen for the cabinet is simple, but brings a moody vibe. We painted the walls ‘Marshmallow’ – a warm white (SW-7001) – because of the lack of natural light.

  • Classy Countertops & Backsplash: Aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain, white quartz compliments the cabinets, the gold hardware, and a gray subway tile backsplash.

  • Storage Solutions: A hallway closet adds extra storage for the living space while also serving as a closet for the bedroom. 

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Project Details

Project Year: 2023

Location: Sussex, WI

Updates Included:  Kitchen, Living Room, Full Bathroom, Bedroom, Play Area Nook Under the Stairs, Game Room & Staircase

Features: Custom Cabinetry, Quartz Counters, Tile Backsplash, Luxury Vinyl Flooring & Recessed Lighting

Estimated Cost: $125,000 – $155,000

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