Living within the confines of a typical 1950’s home in southwest Minneapolis, while keeping up with today’s fast-paced lifestyle and a growing family, can be a bit overwhelming. It’s a constant challenge to manage the lack of adequate space for storage and entertaining, and there are limited options for a home office.
For many in this situation, a basement remodel is the solution, instead of selling and moving to a bigger home in a different neighborhood. Whether your basement is partially finished, outdated or just plain dark and dull – sometimes the best opportunities are working from within.
Dungeon to Dream Space
Take this particular basement we worked on recently. It’s considered partially “finished,” but that’s only if you like the look of knotty pine and asbestos floor tile. To quote our client – “The basement windows are too small to allow much, if any, natural light into the space, so it has a ‘dungeon’ feel to it. Although we tried to make the basement a playroom for the kids, they’ve never wanted to spend much time downstairs… and we can’t really blame them since we don’t either!”
Our clients thought about throwing some light-colored paint over the knotty pine and installing carpet to fix it up on the cheap, but that still wouldn’t have given them the extra space they really needed with the layout the way it was. So, we worked to transform their basement into not only someplace livable – but potentially the best space in the house, where all want to hang out and entertain!
We invite you along with TAP Architecture on this project’s transformation, and we will give you insider tips that you can use for your own remodeling project. We’ll cover topics such as:
- understanding the possibilities of your space
- adding natural light to your basement
- considering the pros and cons of building bathroom
- much more…
If you have any questions along the way, give us a call and we’ll be happy to give you a consultation at no cost to you. Stay tuned!
Below is the “before” picture of this basement remodel.