Beautiful! East Cobb Basement with Kitchen & Pool Table!

What do you do when you love your home but feel like it’s missing something? This family appreciated entertaining and playing a game of pool, but the basement left something to desire because it was partly unfinished. The solution? An updated basement with a great open floor plan and increased storage.

Atlanta Curb Appeal connected with the family thanks to a recommendation from an East Cobb realtor. The new clients had great ideas of what they wanted their updated basement to look like but needed some help completing the vision. During the meeting, the clients shared their plan of desired finishes and colors as well as the floor style and color. The goal was to end up with a gorgeous yet practical space.

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Atlanta Curb Appeal got started by doing some demolition work. In order to create this open feeling, walls had to be removed. Also, since there was not a kitchen area downstairs before, Atlanta Curb Appeal had to install additional plumbing. A sump pump system was also added so that the lower-level drains would work properly. Commonly found in basements, these pumps siphon the gray water out. A dramatic change to a floor plan like this does require extensive plumbing and electrical work, but it was worth it for the homeowner because Atlanta Curb Appeal was able to add washer and dryer hookups along with everything else.

Next up was installing the new custom kitchen island with pull-up bar stools. The space works great for sharing a meal and cleaning up afterward.

The pantry doors on either side of the sink are a welcome addition to the downstairs area too. It’s a huge space to put things away and to reduce the number of trips up and down the stairs. Plus, the additional space under the custom island adds even more storage!

Beautiful new glass doors also brought in needed sunlight where there was once a garage door. Finding a way to bring in the light to a finished basement is always worth it. After the glass specialty company installed the doors, Atlanta Curb Appeal finished the final trim and paint to the door frames.

Overall, the whole process took about eight weeks, except for the final delivery of the custom glass doors.

The homeowners are thrilled with how it turned out and the time it took to complete the project. And a special thanks to Ally Bunin, a local designer who consulted on the final selection of fixtures and finishes.

Ready to get started on updating your Basement? Atlanta Curb Appeal is dedicated to completing projects on budget and on schedule. Our team is committed to excellent consistent communication. Contact us at 770-778-1172 or Schedule a Consultation here.

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Speakeasy Basement Bar in East Cobb

Speakeasy Basement Bar in East Cobb

Recently we wrapped up a fantastic basement East Cobb’s Bishop’s Green Neighborhood. Initially, it was a conventional basement you see in many Marietta homes. However, Atlanta Curb Appeal changed it into a cozy speakeasy full of antiques, using recycled and reclaimed materials. It was not the first project for this creative homeowner. Last year, Atlanta Curb Appeal renovated his kitchen and master bathroom. For this project, the client consulted with designer Becky van der Maten. Her creative insight with ideas, colors, and interior décor layout was amazingly helpful in the process.

Coming down the new staircase, the first thing one sees is the show-stopping steampunk balustrade. Using scrap metal collected from garage sales and flea markets over several years, the dark metal pieces now resemble a deconstructed industrial work of art. Honestly, Avi and Andy worked together from beginning to end to make the machinery inspired stairwell a reality.

Second up on the list was a new wine cellar. Beautifully installed shiplapped walls and ceiling created the perfect space to store wine. The clients are budding wine aficionados and as such decided an investment of a small unique cellar would add value to their home. Reclaimed wood for the walls was sourced from an old dismantled barn in Tennessee. The wood color is entirely organic; the only thing Atlanta Curb Appeal had to do was to clean it!

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Renovating the basement bathroom was next on the schedule. Floors, shower and fixtures were to be replaced. Also inside the bathroom is a closet that needed some help. The entrance to it was replaced with custom reclaimed wood doors. Then came the big decision; which tile style would work in a space like this? Becky gave them half a dozen options with a unique mix and match of patterns. They decided on a white subway to go with the flower patterned tile wall and a black herringbone floors. Together with the new black industrialized plumbing and features the bathroom is complete.

The newly customized wet bar was next on the schedule. In the original house, the owners had installed a bar, so the plumbing was already there. The only work Atlanta Curb Appeal had to do was to reconfigure the understairs framing to allow for a more significant bar. The crews are very experienced with moving walls and rerouting HVAC ducts and electrical wiring to increase space. The expanded back wall is covered with the new trending corkboard wallpaper. It brings an exciting dynamic to the bar. In keeping with the theme from the wine cellar, the new bar cabinetry was custom made using the reclaimed barn wood.

The new floors installed are gorgeous, old rustic white oak planks with lots of character. The only addition was a moisture barrier and a ¾” plywood layer subfloor over the original concrete. After the floors were installed, a light buffing and a stain brought out the natural glow. For extra protection and longevity, a poly coat was added. The windows and door trim were also replaced to keep everything custom, including the baseboards.

Atlanta Curb Appeal is a boutique contractor and as such is always ready to help out with custom touches. Rustic farmhouse chandeliers were made entirely from scratch using raw materials, including a recycled mantle. The electrical parts used were ordered online. The new lighting is a conversation starter in this speakeasy basement bar. Also added were new charming cedar beams along the ceiling. It does not feel like a typical basement anymore with these custom touches!

Ssshhhhh, the absolute coolest part of this prohibition styled basement renovation is the secret door with shelving in the mechanical room! Sure to be a favorite for adults and children in the years to come.

The clients are getting fabulous feedback about the new basement. It’s perfect for entertainment when friends come over!

Ready to get your East Cobb Basement Remodeled? Call Atlanta Curb Appeal today for your free estimate 770-778-1172. Our commitment to quality is well known in our area and we always strive to stay on time and on budget. With Atlanta Curb Appeal you are always in communication with your contractor!

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