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How to Finish a Basement With Low Ceilings?

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How to Finish a Basement With Low Ceilings?

by Adam Jensen / August 20, 2020

open concept living and dining space in basement with vinyl plank flooring

How do I work around low ceiling heights in my basement? Lower ceiling height is a common issue in older homes that may not have been built with the intention of having the basement finished. Having lower ceiling height does not mean you cannot finish your basement. You may just need to be a little…

How to Choose Basement Lighting

by Adam Jensen / July 30, 2020

basement kitchen with vinyl plank flooring and a large island with seating

Create a space that doesn't feel like a basement with basement lighting. When you think of a basement, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most it would be a dark, cold, scary space. Not for us though! We see basements as endless possibilities to expand on the usable space in your…

10 Bars and The Cocktails They Inspire

by Adam Jensen / March 22, 2019

basement bar with wood accents and bar stools and led lights

Have you ever looked at something and it inspired a thought or feeling? Do you ever just see a place or thing and think about other things like food or drinks. If so then these bars from past jobs are sure to make you think of some pretty awesome things. We were looking at them…

Electric Fireplaces as a Design Feature

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

tv wall in basement with wood beam and electric fireplace wrapped in stone

Thinking about finishing or remodeling your Michigan basement? Adding unique design features can help make sure your basement stands out. One great way to do this is to add an electric fireplace. Electric fireplaces have come a long way in recent years. They can be easily added to any space while still adding extra warmth.…

What is an HDMI Stub Up?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

traditional small basement with living room and bathroom

If we are finishing your basement and you have plans to mount your TV onto the wall we recommend something we call an HDMI Stub Up. What is an HDMI Stub Up? Behind the determined location of your TV, we will cut two holes into the wall, one behind the TV and one down towards the…

These 6 Things Can Have a Big Impact In Your Basement

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

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Focusing on the overall function and practicality of a design can seem monumental. Our designers will handle the greater concerns of your basement design such as wall placements for rooms, working around obstacles, and eliminating wasted space. Here are six things you should keep in mind when the construction of your dream space is complete:…

Turning Your Basement Into A Spa

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

basement bathroom with spa like look and feel floating vanity

The basement is often the most overlooked area in a home. They are usually dark, dingy, and used for nothing more than storage. But the basement area of a home is valuable space. It should be utilized as part of the house to add to the value and beauty of the home. People have begun…

Design A Unique Basement Home Theater

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

home movie theater carpet and platform seating

One of the best things about a finished basement is the new spaces that it allows you to create! Your basement is essentially a blank canvas for extra livable space in your home. When going through the list of things you could use in your home, many homeowners would love a dedicated space for watching…

10 Design Elements That Will Make Your Basement Unique!

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

living room in basement with vinyl plank flooring and arch for TV

Are you interested in finishing your basement but need ideas on how to make it unique? Here is a list of 10 things to make your basement stand out! 1. Secret Door Adding a secret door to your basement creates an interesting feature that most others do not have. These secret doors are a great…

4 Features Our Designers Love

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

archway design feature in basement hallway

One of the best parts of designing basements is that they can be a blank canvas to work with. Our designers are always hard at work developing spaces that have unique design features to bring life to the basement. Adding these design features to the basement make the space feel more like the upper levels…