Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Model Plan

Great Falls based design/build remodeler Home Equity Builders, Inc. is no stranger to receiving awards for their work and their business acumen; and honors for their leadership in the industry. Their most recent honor was a Chrysalis Award in the Finished Basement category for a project completed in Great Falls, VA.

The clients wanted a modernized layout of their basement to create a multi-functional space. They wanted to utilize existing space, giving it a larger feel. The existing plan included two bedrooms, a family room, a storage room and a bathroom. Home Equity Builders removed the wall between the storage room and family room to allow for easy viewing into the new media room, creating a large open floor plan. In the family room, arched doorways took the place of a typical square doorway. New maple cabinetry was installed in the family room for a kitchenette and the Media Room's snack area. An onyx countertop topped off the kitchenette cabinetry with the island lighted underneath to show the movement of the stone. Stacked stone was applied to the existing fireplace, as well as one wall in the family room, to add warmth and texture to the room. Warm paint enhanced the cabinetry and stone selections.

The previous home gym space was the perfect size for a game table. The family room tray ceiling was created to better define the two room of the kitchenette and gaming area, while hiding existing ductwork. One of the previous bedrooms was then turned into the new home gym, complete with beverage center, white cabinetry for storage and Corian countertops. The second beroom remained as a guest room, where Home Equity Builders added a new built-in closet for more functional storage.

We demolished the existing bathroom and hallway, replacing it with a new bathroom and laundry room. We created a large shower with river rock floors, Isis Gold floor and wall tiles, and a custom shower door. A floating vanity top of Miele Leather Tunisian Limestone is topped with an Eden Bath wood vessel bowl and Bamboo style faucet in Brushed Nickel.

The client said that this remodel "created the perfect entertainment space for the entire family," and they enjoy the new spa-like bathroom that provides them with a space that can handle pool or overnight guests. How can Home Equity Builders help you create your perfect space this year? Contact us to start the idea and design process today!


  1. What a terrific job Home Equity Builders did on what appears to be a challenging basement area. Congratulations. The Chrysalies Award for the design and contruction is very deserving and I bet the homeowners brag about the finished product every chance they get - and rightfully so.

  2. Great post! Thanks a lot for sharing this information. Cheers!

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