Project 2738-1

Designer: Mark Benzell
Home Style: Mid-Century Modern
Design Style: Traditional
Project Completion Date: January, 2016

This 1949 South Minneapolis home had an underutilized, unwelcoming basement with old, dark paneling in the family room, and an unfinished laundry, storage and work shop area.   Headroom was at a premium because of low hanging duct work, plumbing and gas lines.

Castle Building & Remodeling transformed this basement by creating a much more welcoming, well-lit and functional family room, with an added egress window, built-in storage units and a media area with a flat screen TV.  Duct work and piping in the unfinished half of the basement was raised or consolidated to give adequate headroom for a bright and spacious new laundry area.

A new 3/4 bath completes the package, along with a built-in linen cabinet in the finished hallway.  Storage areas were consolidated in separate areas of the basement with their own access doors. The family now eagerly uses the basement space as a regular part of their home, no longer dreading the trip down to the ‘cellar’.