Home Remodelling - Colorado





Basement remodel


With the woodworking/fabrication shop complete in 2015, we began planning out the basement remodel. The house was purchased with an unfinished basement. To expedite the remodel, we brought in a company to complete the project up to a "rough" finish. They took care of the framing, plumbing, electrical, and drywall. From there, it was our job to make their work look good.

We went into the remodel with engineering principles similar to how the shop was designed. We knew we wanted laundry, a work out room (which doubles as a bedroom for resale), a large lounge, and significant space for aquarium filtration equipment.

The lounge would be complete with cabinetry for a dry-bar, a large coral reef aquarium with a bar top around three sides of the peninsula, sitting areas, and a pool table. I brought out the 3D modeling software and starting drawing multiple options based on space availability and the major components we wanted to include.

Rendering ideas


Rendering ideas


View from the stairs


Lounge


Aquarium filtraton room


Aquarium filtraton room


Framed hole for the aquarium


Drywall going up




Framed hole for the aquarium front side


Future sitting area around the aquarium


The aquarium was delivered


Rough backing on the stand for cabinetry to attach to


I made a jig for the wine rack assembly


Wine racks prepped


Dry bar base cabinets (doors not yet made)


Dry bar upper cabinets (doors not yet made)


Hundreds of feet of base, casing, panel molding, and crown molding


The first of many wainscoting panels




Cabinetry progress


Our garage as a temporary spray booth


Granite tops around the aquarium and dry bar areas







Bookmatched veneer panels on the aquarium stand


All columns in the room also have matching veneer panels


My first time doing masonry work.


I added an arched doorway which meant building a custom arched door


The room mostly complete before furnature arrived


The pool table fits the space well

There are some final details still to be completed at this point. I still need to build the "hood" over the aquarium which will be completed once I have completed the mechanical components and lighting. I will fabricate doors for the cabinetry and the hood once the aquarium has water running and the cycling period has begun on the reef.