A Finished Basement: The Kitchenette
From this view you can see how the kitchenette is there off to the left. It leads out to the backyard through the sliding glass door. One of my FAVORITE details we added was to wrap one of the steel support beams in wood rather than just drywall it in. I LOVE IT!! Can you image how blah it would be there if that were simply drywalled and painted the ceiling color? It didn’t cost any extra either. Look around your basement if you’re just getting started and see if there is a place to do this! My contractor simply mitered the edges of a couple 1x10s and a 1×6 and assembled them all together around the beam.
We got the “wood” ceramic tiles from Floor & Decor and they are called Kivu Ceniza. At $1.59/sq foot it can’t be beat on value! They are a grey tone but with some warmth in there too so it was a great choice for what I was going for in the basement.
We ordered the cabinets, again from HomeDepot.com at a fraction of the price their kitchen design center wanted! When I sat down with them I told them I needed 8 feet of base cabinents (minus a space for the mini fridge) and the two glass cabinets for the fireplace surround in the family room they came up with $3000! Wha?? I don’t think so. So we ordered from their Eurostyle Amsterdam Collection on line and could not be happier with them!
I also got my hardware from Home Depot as well. I thought about going gold/aged brass but in the end decided my happy modern little space needed some black! I couldn’t be happier! You can get the knobs here and the cup pulls here. And THIS is the faucet we chose for our little sink. I love it!
And with the addition of the highly affordable table and chairs from Ikea, it is now a functional space where we can eat and play games. And those fun orange-borderline-coral curtains? From Target, of course! You can get them here! I ordered the 95″ ones to go all the way to the ceiling (only available online).
I wish I could remember what the countertop is exactly. Our contractor had a buddy that brought over samples and I chose one. That’s all I can remember… oops! It’s some kind of marble composite and it’s a really pretty sparkly grey. We used it in the bathroom as well.
Speaking of the bathroom! The shower in there is the nicest one in the whole house! Click NEXT PAGE to see all the details!