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Basement Renovations for the Entertainers Out There

Yes, most of our design work is focused on the kitchen and bathrooms within your home. But occasionally a long time customer will ask us to design a different renovation project they had in mind. Often the laundry room or mud room in a home is impacted by the work we are doing for the kitchen. We have also done a number of custom home bar designs over the years. For this post, we wish to feature some basement conversions that customers have asked us about.

Custom Home Wine Cellars

Many homes in New Jersey, especially in our area of Mercer, Somerset and Hunterdon County have big basements. Some finished, some yet to be finished. We design beautiful kitchens that become showstoppers for our homeowners…and the neighborhood. Therefore, when the neighbors and friends get together, wine begins to flow. Having a basement wine cellar in your home can enhance those gatherings. Many of the modern wine cellars we see today are made of a blend of glass and wood. Most glass wine cellars are actually using high end acrylic materials for the shelving. Our friends over at Joseph and Curtis have the acrylic wine cellar shelving down to a science. Here is one of their designs using acrylic shelving.
Custom Home Wine Cellar

They also have a very talented team of designers that are very good with contemporary designs. They are a family owned and run company here in New Jersey and we look forward to collaborating with them on a future project with you.

We also enjoy the more traditional flavors of an old world wine cellar that Jay Rosen leans towards. This basement wine cellar makes you feel you are in a country villa located in the Tuscany region of Italy.
Basement wine room
We love what Washington Valley Construction did with this space. Custom woodwork, travertine tile flooring and some old world country elegance.

Home Theater Designs in NJ

95% of the time when you are looking for a new home theater company to help with your basement conversion, you end up finding many companies that know the video and audio side of installing a home theater but very little about room design. On the flipside, we know room design, cabinetry, lighting and ambiance but very little about the home theater systems that are trending today. Therefore, we partner with home theater companies in New Jersey to deliver a high quality design and final product. 
Here are two designs that caught our eye.
home theater design in NJ
Perhaps we can design something like this for you?

Basement Design Ideas to Consider

Any type of basement remodeling you consider should really start with a designer. Someone skilled in room layout, design software and most importantly, a vision for what works and does not work. Above are just two ideas of how you can transform the usable living space below your first floor. There are many others. Some customers have jumped on the AirBnB bus and converted their basement into a profit center. Game rooms, in-law suites, a recording studio and a basement entertainment room are all on the table. All the basement renovations we have done in the past all started with a simple phone call to discuss your design ideas.

We invite you to call us today to start your next project. Call 609.466.1445

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