Modern, Moody Basement: A Netflix Deep Dive

22 August 2022 -

How do you make a basement…not look like a basement? 

It’s all in adding a designer touch. Season 3 of Dream Home Makeover introduced us to Andrea, Bobby, and their family — each with a unique spin on the vision for their basement remodel. In this webisode, Shea talks us through a few creative solutions for the challenges presented with this space, from low ceilings to incorporating the family’s multiple requests. In the end, it truly felt like home for everyone. 

Source List from our Partners: 

Countertops: Caesarstone, Paint: Clare Paint, Fireplace: Dreamcast Design, Frames: Framebridge, Baseboards / T&G: Metrie, Studio McGee Decor Items: Target, Window Treatments: The Shade Store, Floors: Hallmark Floors, Wallpaper: Kelly Ventura, Cabinets: Marwood Design, Labor for floor installation: Mountain West Interiors, Sliding Patio Door: Pella, Hardware: Rejuvenation, TV & Speakers: Roku, Lighting: Visual Comfort & Co. 

“We were able to give them this modern, rustic look—with a few surprises.”

– Shea McGee

The area behind the fireplace was a perfect opportunity for built-in cabinetry and a kitchenette, providing them with a place to set drinks, food, and entertaining essentials. 

The lounge area features two inky blue chaise lounges for them to lay back and kick their feet up. The chairs face a cast-concrete fireplace as a hearth, accompanied by a seated nook on the right to round off the asymmetrical layout. 

We added some rustic character with low-profile wooden beams along the ceiling, giving the bones of the home more architectural interest. By swapping out the dated slider door with one that has a black frame and grid profile, the basement instantly took on a more modern appeal. 

And what’s a family basement without plenty of space for entertainment! We opted for a ping-pong table that converts into a dining table, and opened up the entry to the separate guest room to create a moody theater. 

Look out for more deep dives on each Dream Home Makeover episode, coming your way weekly. 

Date Posted
22 August 2022