Our clients wanted a rustic looking daylight basement remodel. First, 3 walls were removed and a structural beam was added to support the building weight from the upper 2 floors. Then to achieve the rustic look our clients wanted, a coffered ceiling was designed and installed. Faux posts were also added in the space to visually offset the structurally necessary post near the bar area. A whitewash/stain was applied to the lumber to give it a rustic, weathered look. The stair railings, banisters and treads were also redone to match the rustic faux beams and posts.
A red brick facade was added to the alcove and a bright red freestanding fireplace was installed. All new lighting was installed throughout the basement including wall scones, pendants and recessed LED lighting.
We also replaced the original sliding door and installed a large set of french doors with sidelights to let even more natural light into the space. The concrete floors were stained in an earthtone color to further the desired look of the daylight basement.
We had a wonderful time working with these clients on this unique design and hope they enjoy their newly remodeled basement for many, many years to come!
I completed this daylight basement design for Thayer Construction in March of 2018. Photography credit to Holly Needham.