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Cool and Hip Basement Transformation, Four months ago we decided to finish our basement and make it a party and entertainment space.

The goal was to give it a bold, unique and untraditional look.

Hope you like our new party central ..........
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7 Year Basement Project Finally Finished, We have been working on finishing our basement for seven years now. The first two phases can be seen to the right - "Home Gym" and "Wine Cellar & Tasting Room".

Phase III was the bathroom, Phase IV the theater and pool table area and Phase V the bar and secret doors.

The final project had very little changes from the original concept. All of the detail designs were done using the a free CAD system.

We designed and built all of the wood items in the basement except for the cabinets in the wine area., Basements Design
Basement Family Room, Wood paneling and an unused space made me want to transform this to a more functional place to hangout., Basements Design
Wine Cellar & Tasting Room, This is Phase II of our basement project.  We built the wine cellar and constructed the wine racks from a kit.  We designed the cellar around a mahogany wine buffet we found at Costco for $500.  We built the exterior wall out of Castle Rock to resemble the cellar of an old building.  

Several people have commented on the lighting which is very important to me.  Photographs 10 & 11 are the only two I needed to use a flash.  All overhead and sconce lighting use soft on/off dimmers with memory., Basements Design
Home Gym, This is the first phase of our basement remodel.  This gym was designed so it could easily be converted to a bedroom if needed in the future or for resell.
Phase II - Wine cellar and tasting room will be completed in a couple of weeks.
Phase III - Bathroom, this will start in two weeks
Phase IV - pub bar and pool area
Phase V - home theater with fireplace

Yes, we actually use it.  The hardest part about working out is getting started.  I am not as good as she is getting into the gym.  I have found if I force myself to "work out for 5 minutes" it is easy to stretch it into 30 minutes or more., Basements Design
basement renovation,  The basement is our new family hangout , Basements Design

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