Industrial Look Basement Remodeling Lawrence KS

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Troy Karlin
ALL-N-1 Landscape
785-856-5296
2350 Franklin Rd
Lawrence, KS
 
Brobst Drywall Construction Inc
(785) 845-4796
1171 N Milton St
Lawrence, KS
 
Jerry Miller Remodeling
(785) 691-8671
111 Pawnee Ave
Lawrence, KS
 
Natural Breeze Remodeling
(785) 749-1855
1440 Wakarusa Dr Ste 800
Lawrence, KS
 
Laing Rod Construction Inc
(785) 842-8555
1835 Foxfire Dr
Lawrence, KS
 
Dillard Construction Inc
(785) 862-3736
3642 Se 53rd St
Lawrence, KS
 
GreenBox, LLC
785-371-3391
5808 Sagamore Ct.
Lawrence, KS
Services
Manufacturing recycled glass counter tops and vanities
Years in Business
1

Krizman Carpentry & Construction
(785) 842-6584
1177 E 1150 Rd
Lawrence, KS
 
Apple Tree Homes Inc
(785) 832-1414
2405 Oxford Rd
Lawrence, KS
 
Clovis Construction
(785) 841-0066
2623 Alabama St
Lawrence, KS
 

Remodeling Your Basement for an Industrial Look

Yesterday’s basement debacle is today’s chic trend, as the industrial look is at the top of many homeowners’ remodeling to-do lists. Remember what Grandma’s basement looked like in the 1970s? Since Grandma and Gramps used the basement for storage, laundry and not much else, they kept it as they found it—concrete floors, exposed brick walls, exposed ductwork. The only “furniture” included a washer and dryer, water heater and an old Frigidaire refrigerator that stored extra cans of soda.

Fast forward to 2011. While homeowners may want a big-screen TV, pool table or even an exercise room to join that old Frigidaire, there’s a big demand for replicas of Grandma’s basement. If you’re starting with an unfinished basement, creating an industrial mode requires just a few alternations. You’ll need to remove carpeting, decorative paneling and other “busy” touches from a fully-finished basement in order to achieve a factory loft look.
 
Choose Industrial Materials
The bare bones flooring choices include concrete, real or faux stone or brick. Think of walking down a turn-of-the-century brick or cobblestone street. Renovate walls with the same materials. Consider a “two-tone” approach and use granite for the lower half of the wall and brick for the upper half. If painting walls, opt for off-white, gray or cool metallic blue. Paint beams, ductwork and joists black, gray, white or brown. Black works best because it draws the focus downward toward the room. The industrial look is a great “as-is” kind of look - even little imperfections won’t damage the overall vibe. Install a stainless steel banister along the stairs, or add stainless steel steps similar to what you might find on some mobile homes. Stick to black or gray if painting stairs or cover them with tiles in muted colors.

Industrial Touches
As for lighting, try overhead track lighting or fluoresc...

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