Maximizing Your Space – Part 2

When your family is growing, the need for space is a necessity and moving is NOT an option . . . you just have to MAXIMIZE your unused space! Converting every room to living and family space is important. This customer was in need of a space transformation and that is just what I helped them achieve.


When this young couple purchased their home, it had an unfinished basement, which was basically used for storage. But, as the family started to grow, from 1 child to 3 . . . space became very limited. So in I came, giving this young couple the possibility of expanding their square footage by finishing their basement.


With a concrete floor and cinder block walls, a transformation had to happen to make the area feel more like home. A blueprint was drawn to create dry walls, electrical placements, pluming, drop ceiling and raised Brazilian cherry floors. Since they already had a formal living room upstairs, we decided to make the family area very casual, but crisp and neat in appearance.

This large open space, transformed into 4 usable spaces…

  1. Added Bathroom
  2. Theater/Movie Area
  3. Bar/Pool Table
  4. Game Area With Air Hockey for the Kids

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The theater area hosts a beautiful King Hickory sectional, LARGE area rug by Oriental Weavers, a beautiful Rachlin leather cocktail ottoman and a wall system by Broyhill to house a 60’ inch TV screen. I also arranged the air hockey table and display case in the existing area, to create a gaming nook for all ages to enjoy!


The bar area hosts a beautiful Howard Miller bar and bar stools and now houses the addition of a built-in back bar, stocked with a wine cooler, microwave, sink, and ample storage for snacks, plates, and cups.  I topped this area off with a California House pool table, which proudly situates itself in front of the bar, making this THE place to entertain!



 A full bath with luxury walk-in shower, vanity, and commode gave the large family another bathroom.

One of my favorite things about working at Furnitureland South as a Design Consultant is helping clients turn their new homes into comfortable, stylish and useful living spaces.

Dorothy did have it right . . . “there is no place like home”!



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