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Project Reveal: Designing the Mt. Tabor Basement

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

Photo by Meagan Larsen

It's been a bit since we shared the introduction to the Mt. Tabor Basement project, you can find the post about that here. If you remember this was a challenging space with a lot of the usual basement HVAC ducting, furnace & water heater to deal with. However, it had a nice amount of room (same square footage as the main level) & a great head height. Which are both plusses in the basement renovation game!

The challenge (aka the fun part for us!) was that their wishlist included many different uses for the space. They wanted a wet bar/kitchenette, a wine cellar, a workspace, a Den/TV area, a game table area, a laundry room, a bathroom, a (legal) bedroom, storage, a flex space (guest sleeping area/ping pong table space) aaaand a yoga space. Phew! It was a lot to pack into a basement, but we were totally up for the challenge!

The first step was to figure out the layout for the space. There were a few limitations that we had to deal with. The Den/TV area had two posts that were structural and could not be moved and the furnace located behind the fireplace could not be moved. So we had to work around those constraints, but we were going to do our best to make it work.

We came up with 4 different layouts: