When we first visited with these homeowners their number one concern was to reclaim their living room. It had become the play zone for the preschool girls, with a large dollhouse and baskets of stuffed toys. This St. Louis Park family knew that this would be their long-term home and wanted to make it live well for years to come.
Although there had not been serious water issues (that they knew of), the basement renovation started with an interior water protection system and a sump pump. Good insurance for their investment.
Next we designed a large living and play space, storage, and half bath. The laundry was left partially finished. Using our Everlast paintable panels – overlaid with a PVC decorative batten system – we created a classic cottage look. The entire wall system is guaranteed against mold or damage from water.
Mill Creek flooring gives a great wood-look base for the owners’ decoration.
When the owner saw the finished product he exclaimed: “I have another half-a-house! Finally, we will get our living room back.”