Mequon Swanky Barnwood Basement Bar - Kowalske Kitchen & Bath

Mequon Swanky Barnwood Basement Bar

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Basement Bar Remodel

Kowalske Kitchen & Bath was hired as the basement finishing contractor to design and construct a basement bar, living room and new staircase. Now, the family has a relaxing space for watching movies, and a swanky bar for watching sports games.

This Mequon basement was a fun project where we turned a dark and dingy basement into the most popular area of the family’s home. Before remodeling, the basement was 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.

The highlight of this basement bar is the cream city brick wall and color-changing LED under-shelf lighting.

Reclaimed Barnwood

The design creatively uses reclaimed barnwood throughout the space. The natural wood elements warm up the space, making it feel cozy and comfy.

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.

Basement Stairs

The stairway was completely rebuilt, constructed with salvaged wood to match the style of the other stairs in the home.

On the Blog

Read more about this project on our blog: Barnwood Basement Remodel

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Project Details

Project Year:  2018

Location:  Mequon, WI

Updates Included:  Basement

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: View Pricing Guide

Remodeler of the Year Award

NARI Remodeler of the Year

This basement was awarded a ‘Remodeler of the Year Award’ from the Milwaukee National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in 2018.

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