Jordan Project Reveal: Basement & Sport Court

A metallic backsplash gives a modern flair to this neutral-based family room, and the open floor plan allows for a seamless transition between each space. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

Part Five of the Jordan Whole-Home Renovation & Addition

You’ve seen our reveal of the exterior, main level, bedrooms, and bathrooms, and now it’s time to reveal the entertainment zones of this gorgeous house. Our clients knew they wanted plenty of space for their kids to play in as they grew up and they also needed that space to do double duty for guests. Enter the basement remodel and sport court addition. Both provide ample room for endless activities, and whether they’re hosting a super bowl party or a Sunday afternoon game of basketball with their kids, these rooms in their home have instantly become fan favorites. Read on to see why…

 

Family Room

BEFORE

The multiple arched doorways in the original basement were created to conceal load-bearing posts, which posed a challenge. Additionally, the style felt outdated and too traditional for our clients’ taste and lacked a wet bar.

The multiple arched doorways in the original basement were created to conceal load-bearing posts, which posed a challenge. Additionally, the style felt outdated and too traditional for our clients’ taste and lacked a wet bar.

 

With the fireplace off to the right, it limited the furniture arrangement possibilities and left the room visually unbalanced.

With the fireplace off to the right, it limited the furniture arrangement possibilities and left the room visually unbalanced.

AFTER

A geometric-patterned stair carpet leads to a spacious bar and island table, which was integrated into the design with an important load-bearing post. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

A geometric-patterned stair carpet leads to a spacious bar and island table, which was integrated into the design with an important load-bearing post. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

 

A metallic backsplash gives a modern flair to this neutral-based family room, and the open floor plan allows for a seamless transition between each space. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

A metallic backsplash gives a modern flair to this neutral-based family room, and the open floor plan allows for a seamless transition between each space. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

 

This TV and fireplace feature wall includes two built-in cabinets to allow for ample storage and display space. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

This TV and fireplace feature wall includes two built-in cabinets to allow for ample storage and display space. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

The original basement family room was actually functional and spacious, but there were several architectural features in place that made the room feel cramped and small, and thereby difficult to furnish and use to its fullest potential. For our clients, their family room needed several essential components: a cozy fireplace, a spacious family-friendly wet bar area, plenty of storage space, and unobstructed views to the backyard. So, the renovation began.

To coordinate the finishes and furnishings with the rest of the home’s new aesthetic, we eliminated the dated woodwork, choosing instead to bring in pleasing shades of dark and light grey and creamy whites to brighten up the space and adding textures and patterns for interest. Because the arched doorways concealed load-bearing posts, we needed to find a way to keep the posts in place while still achieving a more open and clean look. So, we replaced the arches with more contemporary and sleek doorways and installed a bar in the previously unused corner at the base of the steps, adding a large island table to seamlessly disguise the immovable load bearing post. Additionally, we completely eliminated the original fireplace and built-ins, opting for a linear model in the center of the space to create a much more storage-friendly and balanced feature wall. With a large sectional arranged to face the TV and fireplace and an open-concept floor plan that fostered a seamless transition between each space, the family room was complete.

 

Secret Bookcase Door & Playroom

Behind the bookcase is a “secret” playroom for our clients’ daughters. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

Behind the bookcase is a “secret” playroom for our clients’ daughters. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

 

A hidden door disguised as a bookcase provides space to display beloved items and photos, adding a unique and playful decor touch to the room. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

A hidden door disguised as a bookcase provides space to display beloved items and photos, adding a unique and playful decor touch to the room. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

Every child deserves a fun play space to let their imaginations go wild, and this home was no exception. Instead of merely dedicating a room as a playroom, though, we took a different and unexpected route. Using the space under the stairs, we created a built-in bookcase that blended in seamlessly with the room’s design and allowed our clients to display their beloved books, frames, and travel mementos. But the most interesting aspect was that this bookcase actually functioned as a secret door to a playroom just beyond.

 

Sport Court

A large sport court allows for plenty of space to play basketball for the entire family. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

A large sport court allows for plenty of space to play basketball for the entire family. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

 

This sport court includes a weight and exercise room that makes it a cinch to stay in shape. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

This sport court includes a weight and exercise room that makes it a cinch to stay in shape. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

 

With a lounge area built in, it gives the family a spot to relax and unwind at the end of a workout. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

With a lounge area built in, it gives the family a spot to relax and unwind at the end of a workout. (Interior Design: Carla Bast | Sneak Peek Design)

Finally, we can’t forget about the addition of this home’s sport court. With a large indoor area to do just about any type of activity – from basketball to weightlifting and more – the court became a focal point for family activity. Yet, our clients didn’t want this space to be only about exercise. So, we also created a comfortable lounge nook on the second floor overlooking the court with sectional seating, a desk area, and a television – all combined together to create the perfect spot for everything from watching a favorite show to completing that day’s homework.

If there’s anything a growing family needs, it’s definitely space to play and entertain. With a sport court, comfortable family room, and imagination-fueled hidden playroom, our mission was accomplished!

We can’t wait to show you our final installment of this reveal series coming up in just a couple of weeks. Stay tuned – you won’t want to miss it!

 

In Case You Missed It…

Jordan Project Reveal Part One: Exterior & Entryway

Jordan Project Reveal Part Two: Living Room, Kitchen, and Dining Room

Jordan Project Reveal Part Three: Bedrooms

Jordan Project Reveal Part Four: Bathrooms

Full Jordan Project Photos

 

Vendor Details:

Bar Countertops: Cambria 

Backsplash: Anatolia Tile 

Bar Pendants: Murray Feiss 

Rec Room Carpet: Masland 

Sink Plumbing Fixture: Moen 

Stair Carpet: Miliken 

Fireplace: Heat N Glo

Builder: R|House Design Build 

Photography: Alyssa Lee Photography

 

By Megan Johansson, Contributor to Sneak Peek Design

 

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