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Custom Basement Remodel in Suburban Spec Home

This remodel in Waunakee, WI all started with a problem homeowners hope to never encounter- water in the basement!

The homeowner had more problems with his basement than just a boring floor plan and outdated finishes. He had flooding. It damaged all of the flooring and the lower portion of some of the drywall. A remodel had already been on his radar, but now seemed like the perfect time to start fresh and make some significant improvements to the space.

A Better Home improved the layout of the space, re configuring the walls to create far more interest. We also added archways and display niches to make the space even more unique. Finish selections and colors create a warm space that still has that cool masculine feel.

The gem of this remodel is the library, with its custom made bookcase cabinetry and hidden door. The cabinetry is made to be deeper in the top portion and shallower in the lower portion. It fits perfectly around and over the foundation walls in the basement, disguising that they’re even there. The library cabinetry is crafted by Curt Broihahn of Broihahn Custom Woodworks in Lancaster, WI.

Read on below to see how A Better Home solves the problems this homeowner had with his basement. The final result is stunning!

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Basement Remodel- 2010 Contractor of the Year Winner

2010 Contractor of the Year Winner- Basement Remodel in Madison, WI

Nov 5th. 2010 – A Better Home was awarded a win for our basement remodel in Madison, WI. Our winning category was Interior Remodel under $100,000.  The competition is run by NARI (The National Association of the Remodeling Industry).  Remodeling companies enter projects for judging in 15 categories. These categories include baths, kitchens, basements, exteriors, etc. with subcategories of different sizes and scope.  We placed 1st in our category for this basement remodel featuring the use of many salvaged architectural items.

Because there were many challenges with remodeling this basement, the end result was even more amazing. We made use of many salvaged items while finding creative ways to incorporate them. In addition, the fun, bright wall colors make the space feel less like a basement and more like a part of the home. 

Most of all these homeowners now enjoy their basement remodel with added storage, a new bedroom with egress, an updated bathroom and a great family entertaining space. 

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