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Kansas City Lower Level Sitting Area Remodel - After

This lower level space features a custom designed sectional upholstered in a plush golden fabric with warm brown leatherette ottomans. These furnishings were custom designed to meet the requirements of the clients’ needs and were tailored to fit the space. Space planning, design services and furnishings provided by certified Kansas City interior designer Arlene Ladegaard.

Located on the lower level, this wish-list kitchen brandishes the bells and whistles of a fully equipped kitchen and bar, including an under-counter beverage cooler. The multi-line backsplash tile creates a seamless look and compliments the wall features that are showcased beyond the kitchen. The curved ceiling was created to add visual interest and defines the space while adding movement and flow throughout this custom designed lower level.

All lower levels have one thing in common: structural posts and support beams. Hiding these elements within the design of this space and creating the perfect location for the entertainment center was a necessary key in this design. Behind the custom cabinetry, a room was created for a designated place to house all media devices and cables. An additional feature to compliment the warm tones of the wood finishes in this lower level space is a wall treatment that resembles natural limestone.

A complete bath with a clean and simple concept for this lower level was accomplished by carrying the same tile specified for the floor onto the shower walls, as well as, creating a wainscot behind the toilet and vanity. Custom fit, full glass shower doors keep this small area feeling open and light.

A playroom that could transition into a space for different use in the future was a priority in the design of this young family’s lower level. A custom built-in bookcase with a white paint finish were created to provide organization of books and toys. Between the bookcase is a great niche to curl-up with a book and this corner bench serves a dual purpose covering a mechanical component of the home as well.

The structural I-beam, left exposed in the exercise room is hidden by having the ceiling painted dark. The ceiling color also complements the color of the rubber floor and balances out the contrast of the lighter walls. Because no natural light enters this space, fluorescent lighting was used and an entire wall is covered in mirror to extend the boundaries of the room. The custom shutter doors are aesthetic and provide proper ventilation to the mechanical room.

Space planning, design services, furnishings, custom cabinet design, countertops, tile, lighting, paint, carpet, window treatments and project management provided by certified Kansas City interior designer Arlene Ladegaard of Design Connection, Inc.

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