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Basement Renovation in McLean Perfect for Entertaining

Homeowner Challenge:

Our client recently moved from a townhome to this single-family home in McLean. With more space, he was excited to do more entertaining. However, he knew the basement would remain underutilized if something wasn’t done to address the closed-off feeling and darkness in that level of the home. He wanted to maximize the space to entertain guests and allow easy access to the backyard pool area.

The BOWA Solution:

In this basement remodel, the BOWA team opened the space by removing one of the bedrooms in the basement, which paved the way for the large, open space with plenty of room for a pool table and custom 20-foot shuffleboard table. A large bar was designed as the centerpiece of the expanded room, allowing plenty of space for entertaining and storage. The entryways to the basement bathroom and mudroom were also reconfigured and a new exterior door added to improve access from the pool and patio area.

Project Highlights:

  • Brick and stone accent walls added to give a tavern feel to the space
  • Wooden ceiling beam added to the pool table area to match existing beam and create symmetry
  • Strategically placed audio visual wiring to ensure a clean look
  • Updated gym area with new lighting and mirrored wall