Ever wonder what would happen if you decided to go wild and make the basement of your dreams? That was the task these homeowners gave to Just Basements. As the homeowners’ children continue to grow, their goal was to create the “it” place for years to come. To achieve this, Just Basements explored it all – a theatre, wet bar, wine cellar, fitness, billiards, bathroom, lounge, and more.
The concept for this space began with a barnwood wine cellar the customer came across in Montreal. Just Basements built up from there, boldly using moody colours and lots of texture, from matte black bar cabinetry and concrete-look quartz counters to smoky hues on the walls in the lounge, fitness, theatre and wine cellar. Dark elements throughout anchor the design and provide contrast and drama.
Although it’s a large basement, fitting the wish list still posed numerous challenges in working within the existing footprint of the foundation. Just Basements tucked the main bar strategically under the main staircase, hiding the angle with upper cabinetry, and they took advantage of space under the back stair to create a small wet bar for the theatre. In the fitness room, to gain as much space as possible, they created a clever hidden door in the barnwood wall to access the furnace for servicing.
Building from the wine cellar, they tactfully repeated barnwood elements throughout in a contemporary way. Just Basements wanted to achieve texture without having too much of it.
Noteworthy details in the space are endless – from the live edge walnut bar slab and custom barn door, to the raised bar at the theatre. The barnwood portico and horizontal wood combined with cold rolled steel at the fireplace move your eye across the space, allowing you to take in all that this amazing details this basement has to offer.