Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Portfolio Images: Residential Lower Level Build-Out

My passion project is (mostly) complete!  Finishing the lower level of our home was a thrilling, frustrating, creative, and exhausting proposition to take on... and I couldn't be happier with the results.  Small details remain, but it is fully functional and well-loved by our family.

Main Space
Entertainment Area
Game Area
Exercise Room

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Almost Finished!

So many small details remain to be installed, but I can't resist posting a few quick pictures now that the painting of the lower level has been completed.  It's been a long journey but worth all the time and money - it's gorgeous and I couldn't be happier with the result.

Main area with view to fireplace

Fireplace with bookshelves and future art panel

View to bar

Exercise room is up and running!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The floors are in!

The floors are finished and the "lower level" is taking shape.  Cabinets and trim are coming next week - fingers crossed it will be finished and usable (with better quality photos) soon!

main space


wine cellar

exercise room

playing soccer!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Latest Construction Photos

Our "lower level" is coming along nicely - check it out!  After a delay due to stone availability and summer vacation schedules, we've started back in full swing and the masonry was finished today.  Next week, the FSC certified engineered flooring is installed.  And after that, we wait again for FSC wood availability to make the cabinets.  Fingers crossed it is finished mid-August!

main space 


wine cellar 


exercise room 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Biomimicry Inspired Art Exhibits!

Amy wrote a blog post for Biomimicry Chicago describing new biomimicry inspired art exhibits in Chicago.  Head over to the Biomimicry Chicago blog for more information!