From Outdoor Living

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. Read more

Seamlessly Integrating Outdoor Fire Elements With A Home

A modern Minnesota home strives to elegantly provide a seamless connection between the indoors and out, allowing a free flow between the interior space and exterior patios,outdoor rooms and amenities.

An inviting outdoor home experience has been an important component to AMEK home designs. The Modern Farm Home design utilizes an indoor/outdoor fireplace, which opened to the front porch and indoor entertaining space.

While that design provides a unique indoor/outdoor experience, AMEK’s experienced designers also provide inviting, beautiful exterior patio settings seamlessly connected to a home. Read more