“What can I do with this dark, unwelcoming unfinished basement?” asked an Elmira, New York, homeowner.
“Tell me what you want from this space and I can work with to you to take this basement into the light”, said the designer from Bright Ideas by Martinec, a Big Flats, New York kitchen and bathroom remodeling firm.
One need in this basement remodel was a basement bathroom. The long narrow window provides sunlight. There is no need to take up space with a closet because the designers chose a vanity with a lower open shelf in this basement bathroom remodel. The simple line of darker tile on the backsplash draws your eye into the room and along with the Silestone countertop provides color and interest in the small bathroom without overwhelming the space.
The homeowner also asked the designer at Bright Ideas by Martinec for a dedicated living space in this basement remodel. The white built-in bookcases and lower cabinets chosen for this basement family room provide storage and display space without the need for added furniture. There is extra built-in seating for the family as well. The cabinets used by the Martinec remodeling firm in the basement remodel are from Conestoga Wood Specialties in Pennsylvania. A focal point is the gas fireplace in this family room. The fireplace surround using tiles adds color, interest, and warmth.
Lighting for the basement living space comes from multiple types of lights: recessed in the ceiling, undershelf lighting for the built-ins, and wall sconces by Michael Graves next to the gas fireplace.
Another small nook in this basement remodel isn’t just unused space but is turned into a bright yet cozy spot for reading, sewing, needlecrafts, and craft storage.
The large window in this basement which is Vanguard by Sunrise invites natural light to enter this basement remodel and provides a bright airy space for sewing, crafting,exercising or for an in-home office. Notice how the space outside the basement window has been painted to provide more brightness.
The expansive ceiling light fixtures, the soft off white trim color and the Sobella flooring by Mannington carried through the entire area complete the look and make this basement remodel bright, inviting, and useful.
The Horseheads, New York homeowners are enjoying this basement remodel designed and constructed by Bright Ideas by Martinec, a leading Corning and Elmira, New York area kitchen and bath design and remodeling firm.
Susan Jablon Mosaics
Mannington floors - Sobella
Sunrise by Vanguard windows
Michael Graves wall sconce
Bathroom in finished basement in Horseheads, NY
Cabinets are custom designed to fit the space by our designers
We are a family-owned and quality home remodeling and design-build company since 1984 serving the Finger Lakes region including Corning, Elmira, Horseheads, Big Flats, and the Keuka Lake area. We specialize in custom designs and remodels of kitchens and baths, basements, lake homes, construction of home additions that are designed and built, installation of new windows and doors and water treatment systems.
83 Canal Street, Big Flats NY 14814
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