Huntley Basement Remodel: Creating Flow & Function


Generally probably the most invaluable sq. footage in your house has been there all alongside. That is true for our current shopper, Chris B, who got here to Advance Design seeking to maximize his residence’s footprint with an entire basement transform.

His current basement was darkish, outdated, and lacked purposeful storage. Chris wished his basement to be splendid for internet hosting family and friends, with distinctive design moments to face out from the common basement. 

Advance Design Lead Designer Chris Low labored with this Huntley home-owner to revamp his basement and create intentional residing areas, which have been dropped at life by the remainder of the Advance Design crew. 

Huntley Basement Remodel Render

Making a Assertion

A wonderful fire was on the high of Chris’ wishlist, and after working together with his Lead Designer and seeing the 3D renderings, he was capable of envision how the assertion piece would match into the basement transform. Quickly the redesign was introduced from renderings to actuality, and Chris loves the way in which the area turned out! Offering heat and coziness to the decrease stage, the fireside additionally options open shelving and cabinetry on both facet, stacked stone, and handcrafted particulars by the ADS staff.

“I loved working with my shopper to search out one of the best design resolution for that space of the basement,” mentioned ADS Lead Designer Chris Low. “The hearth is my favourite a part of the brand new area. The stacked stone look provides pure texture and shade in opposition to the white built-ins, and the fireside is beautiful with that black granite high. I’m thrilled with the way it got here collectively!”

Flow & Function in this Huntley Basement

Sometimes, initiatives require design options that make the most of our staff’s senior carpentry experience. The mantel, floating cabinets, and shiplap behind the fireside and kitchenette have been handcrafted by the proficient ADS Development Supervisor Jason Johnson. We take delight within the inventive talent of our staff, and these handcrafted particulars are only one instance of the eagerness our staff has for high quality craftsmanship.

“I take pleasure in making customized items when the chance arises in our initiatives,” says Jason. “The handcrafted floating cabinets I made are actually sturdy in development, to allow them to maintain extra weight and can last more than most premade choices available on the market. I loved working with Chris to create a couple of customized items to finish his area, I like how they got here collectively.”

Handcrafted Mantle by Advance Design Studio

Moist Bar + Storage Options

Initially, a moist bar space tucked right into a nook of the basement made the area really feel a bit disconnected, missing circulate. To treatment this, Lead Designer Chris moved the moist bar to the middle of the basement and added a spacious island for extra storage and seating/standing room. 

Even earlier than the relocated kitchenette space was constructed, our shopper was capable of visualize the seamless circulate of the brand new format with the 3D renders and really feel assured transferring ahead with this design path.

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The completed area acts as a central hub to seamlessly join every of the 4 corners of the basement. Whether or not you’re enjoying pool, watching a film, stress-free within the visitor room, or warming up by the hearth, the kitchen space brings everybody again collectively!

“The kitchenette was actually cornered off earlier than and lacked circulate. We wished it to really feel extra like a hub for the basement. Jason did a terrific job on the floating cabinets and accent wall behind the bar, it feels separate but effortlessly related with the opposite areas of the basement,” mentioned Chris Low.

Engineered hardwood was chosen to switch the carpet that was within the basement beforehand as a result of it’s straightforward to keep up, absorbs sound, might be waterproof, and is available in quite a lot of kinds. Pocket lights have been added above the kitchenette to enhance the bar sconces and create even, balanced lighting.

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Kitchenette w/beverage cooler, island, & handcrafted floating cabinets

The elevated space for storing is strictly what our shopper was envisioning. The soon-to-be espresso bar space adjoining to the visitor bed room provides probably the most storage, together with the fireside built-ins and kitchenette cabinetry.

Huntley Basement Remodel

Why We Love Basement Remodels

Basement remodels typically include ceiling peak limitations and extra advanced mechanical planning, which is a part of the explanation why Chris enjoys serving to purchasers by means of them. By realizing the inventive potential and doable limitations that include basement remodels, he expertly helps purchasers navigate by means of the design course of and discover design options which can be distinctive to their area and way of life.

Advance Design Lead Designer Chris

ADS Lead Designer Chris Low

“I like serving to purchasers notice their splendid basement setup as a result of there may be a lot you are able to do with the clean canvas that basements supply,” says Chris Low. “Whether or not it’s a house fitness center, leisure space, sport room, fire, or bar, I take pleasure in serving to owners acknowledge the dear sq. footage that’s already there. A basement transform provides a lot worth and performance to your own home!”

See extra of this undertaking on our Houzz web page.

Basement Format: Earlier than vs After

Original Basement Layout

Chris loves his new basement and every distinctive area in it, together with the Widespread Sense mannequin our staff used to assist him attain his objective. With winter proper across the nook, we will’t await him to make the most of all of the storage areas, entertain family members, and benefit from the cozy fire!

“The design to completion mannequin is helpful. The workers have been useful {and professional} and did high quality work. Chris Low did a terrific job in serving to to design my total imaginative and prescient of my basement transform,” Chris B mentioned.

We’re prepared to assist convey your basement undertaking to life! With our “Widespread Sense Reworking” method, the method of renovating your own home has by no means been simpler. Let’s get began! Name us at 847-836-2600 or schedule an appointment with one in all our proficient designers.



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