Rustic Entertaining Space

Rustic Entertaining Space


Missouri, 2018

DESIGNER:
Jennifer Chapman

PHOTOGRAPHER:
Karen Palmer Photography

Our clients were ready for a complete transformation of their 1980's basement. Not only were they ready for an updated look to match the rest of their home, but also a change in the way the space functioned. It was time to get rid of kids' toys and make way for a more inviting space to entertain friends and family of all ages.  We replaced the existing dated berber carpet with a beautiful, rustic wood-look Luxury Vinyl Tile. One of our carpenters fabricated all of the custom wood pieces in the space, including a long bar top for people to perch, set a drink and either watch tv or enjoy a game of pool. We gave the fireplace a facelift by changing out the shiny brass fireplace doors with a modern rustic set of doors in oil rubbed bronze. We replaced the traditional, white mantel with a wood beam and added rustic wood wall cladding above as a design feature. We added more storage by adding two new closets, one of which we closed off with a set of custom wood barn doors. The white built-in cabinetry was replaced with dark wood cabinets, floating shelves, and a quartz top. We added a beverage cooler beneath the countertops - ideal for entertaining!  The homeowners can now enjoy the space as a family or when spending time with friends!