When it comes to home remodeling and renovation projects, one of our favorite projects here at Green Basements & Remodeling is when we get to finish or remodel a basement. Basements are a unique space — unlike any other space in the house, basements are like a blank canvas that allow you to go wild with anything from form to function. One popular trend nowadays that’s made a comeback from it’s 80’s heyday is the bar. How About a Bar? For the last 20 years or so, it’s been the trend that the kitchen is the de facto hub of the house. The site of much activity and social interaction, the kitchen is the perfect spot for entertaining friends and family while everybody gathers around a meal, snacks, drinks, and the like. But if you have a basement, you can take this whole entertaining and gathering thing to the next level with a bar designed and built with just that in mind. And the basement specialists at Green Basements & Remodeling can help! Bar Trends An even better place to gather, host, and unwind, a basement bar is a great way to take your entertaining to the next level, especially if it’s adjacent to a living room/den area to maximize the number of people that can be entertained. Current bar trends lean heavily in the direction of convenience with the idea of creating a relaxing and inviting area separate area from the kitchen that can accommodate everything necessary to host a group of thirsty (and maybe even hungry) people. Major appliances not only help to enhance the look of the bar, but some appliances, such as dishwashers, can enhance the functionality of the space, alleviating the need to either carry dirty dishes to the main kitchen where they can be washed or washing them by hand at the bar. And what bar would be complete without a refrigerator, refrigerated wine cooler, and kegerator? Speaking of wine storage, you can include wine storage in your custom cabinet design. Given the “blank slate” potential that a basement space holds, the sky’s the limit when it comes to designing and creating a custom bar area for your basement. With Green Remodeling, you can visit our professional designers’ showroom and choose from a dazzling array of custom cabinet styles, finishes, and hardware. Go with the Green Team Even before that, our Green Team design consultants can offer 3D design renderings and concepts so that you can actually “see” your new space before we build it. You’ll find the professional and consultative approach we take with our clients to be helpful in not only visualizing pre-construction details, but scope of work and project cost estimates, as well, which all help to keep costs down. For more information about how the home remodeling specialists at Green Remodeling can help you transform all the different areas of your home, contact the Green Team today!
In the last 100 years or so, most of the basic tools of remodeling have stayed the same – hammer, nails, wood, paint, etc. New materials and new power tools have come onto the scene but, for the most part, the core concepts remained the same… until 2014 at least. Last year, we began to use one piece of technology in particular that completely changed the way we approach remodeling projects – 3D design software. No longer are the end results of our labor a mystery! With this program, we can preview what the end result will be and even simulate a final walk-through. Our advanced design program creates 2D and 3D visuals of redesigned spaces before we’ve actually made any changes to them. This often saves us time and resources because it allows our clients to see the project before any irreversible alterations are made to their homes. There’s nothing worse than re-starting a project two or three times because the mental picture doesn’t match the reality. With this revolutionary design innovation, we can view the space in virtual reality to better predict how it will look in the end. For extensive remodeling jobs such as finishing a basement, reconfiguring a kitchen or tearing down a dividing wall, imagining the end result without any kind of visual aid can be difficult. Forming an accurate mental picture is a bit easier with small jobs like repainting a room or refinishing a set of cabinets. With larger tasks, however, knowing how large that basement is or what lies beyond that poorly placed wall isn’t so simple. Our 3D modeling tools build images to scale so you can get a good sense of exactly how much space you’re dealing with. You can even add furniture pieces and wall art pieces to the virtual model in order to predict how your things will fit. There’s really no better way of visualizing a remodeled room than seeing it built perfectly to scale in a three dimensional simulation. Our program has a large gallery of flooring, hardware and other finishes to choose from so you can add your style to our remodeling plans. We can plan out multiple rooms and spaces in a single virtual design session. Even if you want your home gutted and refinished from top to bottom, our program can show you how it will be. Our architectural design software is easy to use and the images it creates are realistic and easy to understand. You don’t need to decode our blueprints or muddle through hard-to-follow designer sketches with this program and you can almost instantly tweak the design to your specifications. Get exactly what you want out of your remodel by building it on our 3D software before the actual building begins!