Beef Up Your Basement

Into a Useful, Fun Space
 By Kyla Charles | Photos Courtesy Jennings & Woldt Remodeling

Interior designer Allison Mercier had her work cut out for her when she took on transforming an underused basement into a bright, upscale and fun space.

Mercier, with Jennings & Woldt Remodeling, says the Sun Prairie homeowner came to her wanting a rearranged layout, and Mercier helped beef up the design’s details.

The lower level’s carpet didn’t jibe with wet feet from the pool just outside, so in went luxury vinyl flooring that looks just like wood, but is much more durable.

The Packers party-proof bar got additional seating and a new layout connected it to a game area where pool and air hockey tables await. Theater seating in the video area makes game day that much more comfortable.

The stylish homeowner encouraged Mercier to add a few gems that most people wouldn’t associate with a basement, such as a waterfall quartz countertop, wallpaper backsplash and inset cabinets.

“There’s always teamwork involved in the design process but in this case I have to give [the homeowner] the credit, and it turned out great!” Mercier says.

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