A Pool Table Finds a Home
Design by Landis Construction
Here's a quick story of a basement-based bonus space that became a bar, a billards room and an entertainment center.The first step was to eliminate the interior walls that were jamming up the flow. Support beams were moved behind walls as the space was opened up to new possibilities. But changing the look was centered on the black and chrome pool table - which the homeowner inherited as a gift. To make room for billiards, a new space was created.
Using the art-deco inspired pool table as the jumping off point, the basement makeover spilled over into the downstairs bathroom. Existing fixtures were removed and replaced by a sink with exposed chrome legs, low profile toilet, and chrome-framed shower enclosure. Glass tile in a 1” x 1” mosaic completed the transformation and was also used for a backsplash behind the wet bar and the serving area to tie the rooms together.
The homeowners already owned a wine cooler and used it in the main room as a focal point. Oak cabinets were added to warm the space up and to provide storage for party supplies. Bar stools serve as ad hoc seating. Since the room is on the lower level the designer also looked for ways to expand the feeling of spaciousness by using large-sized ceramic tiles on the floor. Stereo equipment was stashed in a custom-made cabinet below the flat screen TV and a black marble mantle connects the fireplace with the entertainment center. The basement also holds a laundry room, mechanical room, and an extra bedroom.