Lower Levels Today, Not Yesterday’s Space

Today’s options for finishing or remodeling your home’s lower level have never been greater.

The projects are more ambitious in scope and adult in focus compared to yesterday’s open space for the family or children, with a small workspace or bar possibly carved out in a corner.

Today’s renovations are creating comfortable, livable spaces for entertaining small, intimate groups to share a movie or play a game all the way up to hosting a raucous crowd of boisterous sports fans to watch the big game.

Where yesterday’s basement wet bar had been a sink and dorm refrigerator, today’s lower level Sport Bars can include dishwashers, refrigerators, wine refrigerators, hanging HDTVs, garbage disposals, small ovens, adjacent wine rooms and counterspace for a variety of appliances to make preparing and serving both hot and cold food easy.

Remodels including space for a card table, pool table, arcade game, air hockey or any other gaming table element are created without walls, incorporating them into the sports bar but differentiating them with floor and ceiling elements to give focus to the area.

And what had been a basement family room space is now a lower level home theater. The theater space can be open to the rest of the entertaining space for easy access to the bar and kitchen area, allowing it to double as a television room.

A traditional enclosed movie theater feel is also an option, built with a rising floor, comfortable reclined seating in rows and a projection HDTV.

Supporting the new lower level renovations and remodels is a fully electronic control system for all lighting, electronics and potentially appliances and machines using smart phones and tablets.

Today’s lower levels are envisioned as adult entertainment spaces and retreats and AMEK Custom Builders is experienced at providing what homeowers seek in the space. Call 952-888-1200 to learn more.


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