Case Study 4: Basement Beauty

A lower-level renovation turns out a space that’s as inviting as the homeowners’ main living areas | Photographs by Beth Singer
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Ann Arbor Basement

Case Studies: Problems & Fixes

Case Study 1 | Case Study 2 | Case Study 3 | Case Study 4 | Case Study 5 | Case Study 6


WHO: Meadowlark Design + Build, Ann Arbor

THE PROBLEM

How to make a basement in an Ann Arbor home feel like the main-level living area, for entertaining and extra living space.

THE FIX

Create hand-crafted wood cabinets and shelving, using the same curved features and natural, live-wood finishes as the main-floor furnishings. Slatted-wood wall and ceiling coverings make for a unique, warm, and gorgeous space (including a kitchenette) without walls.


Ann Arbor Basement remodelTHE PROBLEM

Incorporating safety features to make the basement and attached patio totally livable.

THE FIX

An under-deck gutter system directs the patio’s water flow. Stairway rails and zero-threshold passageways eliminate tripping hazards, and maximize the space’s safety and efficiency.


Ann Arbor BasementTHE PROBLEM

Adapting the couple’s chosen electronics seamlessly into the remodel.

THE FIX

“Design-around” custom cabinetry accommodates wiring and electronics for the homeowners’ media equipment.


IN THE DETAILS — RESOURCE GUIDE

Designers/builders, Meadowlark Design + Build, Ann Arbor, meadowlarkbuilders.com. Cabinetry, Meadowlark Custom. Appliances, GE, ge.com. Countertops, Cambria, luxury series, Brittanicca Gold Matte, cambriausa.com. Area rug, FLOR Creative Rug Design, flor.com. Kitchenette sinks, Blanco, blanco-germany.com. Faucets, Delta, deltafaucets.com. Flooring (main area), Natural Stone, Marone Dark Marble Luxury Vinyl. Ceiling paint, Atrium White, Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.com. Wall paint, Heron Plume, Sherwin-Williams, sherwin-williams.com. Ceiling fans, Timber Tech Dry Space Ceiling Fans, Matthews Fan Co., matthewsfanco.com. Exterior sliding doors, Andersen 400 Series, andersenwindows.com. Kitchenette bar counter, live-edge walnut, Recycle Ann Arbor, recycleannarbor.org. Lighting, Gross Electric, Ann Arbor, grosselectric.com. French-hinged patio doors, Andersen 400 Series, Michigan Window & Door, Whitmore Lake


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