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The Family Basement You’ve Been Looking For

Creative Design Construction Inc. is excited to announce a feature they received in the latest issue of Design NJ about a multipurpose basement they did in Allendale, NJ. Titled “A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White: An Allendale Basement Suits Whatever Kind of Mood You’re In Tonight,” the article dives into the unique style and use of space in the basement meant to entertain those of all ages. Each project we take part in is special and this one is certainly no exception.

The basement belongs to John and Ariane Canavan, who were looking to turn their space into a play area for their young children, while also allowing a place for the adults. The 1,600-square-foot design space needed to be comfortable, yet practical. Creative Design took their requests into consideration and laid out a plan to construct a children’s playroom, a bar area, and a family sitting area.

The bar area contains a palate of dark and refined neutrals to give an urban feel, while the TV area is warm, and the children’s playroom is vivid and bold. Although they each have their own vibe, the rooms still flow nicely into one another. The linear movement from one room to another is broken up by strategically placed curves that create a softer transition, while a series of hard angles appear throughout.

Some interesting features include a floor-to-ceiling wine rack and the decorative frosted-glass pocket doors that separate the adult area from the children’s area when needed. Also, the flooring used throughout the space is a vinyl disguised as wood made to hold up in a subterranean environment. It is free-floating, meaning it is not nailed or glued to the subfloor, allowing for expansion and contraction. That mixed with an anti-bacterial property make it extremely basement friendly!

Glen Lumia, the owner of Creative Design Construction Inc, says that the Canavan’s finished basement is “a space that grows with the family.”

Looking for more? Click here to read the full article, which dives deeper into the look and feel of this basement. You may just gain some inspiration for your own home!

Creative Design Construction & Remodeling knows that your basement holds a world of potential. We have been designing and building homes since 1988. Our experience will turn your dark, unused basement into the most popular room in the house. We have transformed basements into movie theaters, wine cellars, and more. Contact us to learn how we can help you.

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