A Quick Guide to Basement Amenities

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Our most popular package is the basement remodel with amenities. But what do we mean by amenities? Essentially, these are features we add to basements to fit the lifestyle of each client. Wet bars, wine storage, built-in shelving, kitchen islands, and linear fireplaces are among our most popular amenities.

Each of these have different options at different price points. Before you dive headfirst into a remodel, know what’s most important to you, the general purpose of the room, and of course, your budget.

Let’s take a look at a few of these amenities and how they may fit into your remodeling plans. Keep in mind that prices are approximate and don’t include labor.

Wet bars ($2,000+)
Wet bars are by far the most popular amenity we install. They’re often the centerpiece of a basement remodel as they give the space both style and usefulness. Designs and features can be customized to fit your needs and budget. Go for a luxury look with marble countertops, or create a simple space to prepare food with standard countertops. We customize every wet bar to include space for mini fridges, food storage, and more.

Kitchen Islands ($3,000-$10,000+)
Not every client who requests a wet bar also requests an island, but many of them do. Like wet bars, there are many different sizes, styles, and materials. They require a large amount of space, but they help expansive basements feel more homey. If you plan to entertain in your basement, an island is a must.

Floating Shelves ($60+ each)
Floating shelves are a practical, stylish, and affordable addition to any basement. We often install these above wet bars, but they can go in other parts of the room. Clients use these to display awards or collectables. They can really add style to a basement, and come in a variety of colors and finishes.

Built-in Bookcases and Shelves ($1,000-$10,000+)
This is also a popular amenity among our clients. They’re a great way to show off books and collectables and save valuable floor space. We make each built-in bookcase custom on site to ensure quality. There are several installation options including under the stairs, against the wall, and with a space left open for a TV.

Linear Fireplaces ($700-$5,000+)
Although not a necessity, linear fireplaces are a simple and surprisingly affordable way to elevate the look of your basement. The best part is that it doesn’t require a chimney. With a variety of designs and accessories such as colored stones, linear fireplaces can fit in with any design scheme.

Feature Walls
This amenity is a lot of fun and can add character to your basement. Decorative wallpaper, murals, and special materials like shiplap are all common approaches to feature walls. The best part about this feature is that it can be just about anything you want at just about any price point. Picture a feature wall dedicated to your favorite sports team!

Wine storage ($500+ for custom racks / $1,000-$10,000 plus for temperature controlled)
This is last on the list because it’s expensive and takes up a lot of space. We offer two types of wine storage. Wine racks are more affordable and come in a variety of decorative styles. We’ve installed sizes ranging from a small area under the counter to entire rooms. Temperature controlled storage is more expensive, but is a must for a lot of wine lovers.

Do you live in the Kansas City area and you’re ready to start your remodel? Click here to schedule your free estimate.

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