Our team recently partnered with the Reeder family to redesign and build a fantastic family basement. Let’s take a look at this transformation!



Like many families, the Reeder’s were in need of additional entertainment space as their kids were getting older. They wanted their basement to feel like a seamless extension of their existing living spaces. Hosting was a priority, so they wanted built-in living areas and storage.

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ADS Lead Designer Anna helped the Reeder family establish a design that fit their vision and investment goals. Their statement wet bar includes thoughtful seating and storage – perfect for serving refreshments without having to run up and down the stairs!

The existing TV area lacked storage and purpose, but the newly installed built-ins are just what this basement needed. This entertainment hub is perfect for all ages. Movie night, game night, this family basement is ready!

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One basement design detail our designers highly recommend is dressing up structural posts. One option for the Reeder’s space was a drywall column around the pole, but Anna suggested paneling to make their space feel more custom and finished.


The Reeder’s love that they now have a basement worth showing off! Relaxing and hosting has never been easier. Our favorite design trends seen in this remodel are:

  • A moody, darker material mix
  • Black and gold accessories
  • Lighted floating shelves

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Designer’s Insight: “There is so much untapped potential to basements – game rooms, bars, entertainment spaces, theaters, or any hobby you like! Your basement is the perfect space to utilize the specific needs of your family and add value to your home,” says Anna.

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Our team is thrilled for the Reeder family and are so glad they love their new family basement! If you need additional space to host family and friends but aren’t sure where to start, we would love to chat with you and help you create a one-of-a-kind basement of your own.

We’re ready to help you maximize your home’s square footage! Basements can be especially tricky to remodel without the proper planning and execution. Speak with a designer to help you break down the steps needed to complete your specific remodel and answer your questions regarding investment ranges, layout ideas, timeframes, and more.

With our “Common Sense Remodeling” approach, the process of renovating your home has never been easier. Call us at 847-836-2600 or schedule an appointment with one of our talented designers to get on our project calendar.