Remodelers Showcase Spring 2017

Sophisticated Basement Transformation in Lino Lakes


This Lino Lakes multi-level remodel involved main level kitchen updates with a dramatic basement transformation. The main floor kitchen had a 2-tierd island that was no longer functional or desired. The homeowner asked us to cut it back to a single level & replace the laminate top a with new Cambria surface. Those design changes were then reflected in a full basement remodel, featuring a new bath w/custom vanity, an entertainment wall with cultured stone fireplace, and built-in book shelves and TV cabinets. The new custom kitchenette provides support for a multi-use activity space—everything from TV, lounging by the fire, to ping-pong and piano sonatas.

Crown moulding, a mix of ceramic tile & carpet all bathed in overhead and natural light from new egress windows gives this new space functionality and sophistication.


Design/Build Consultant — Jeff Robinson

3-D Design — Kathleen Winter

Photography — Alyssa Lee


3-D concept of lower level


Actual remodel lower level


3-D concept featuring kitchenette


Actual remodel featuring kitchenette: Notice the wider crown moulding, base and trim and how it helps frame the large room.

New lower level bath, custom vanity, Cambria countertops, under-mount sink, plank-style tile extended from kitchenette area.


Conceptual layout showing client's projected use


Ping-pong and piano? Why not!

Final version of project layout


ABOVE: This shows the existing main floor kitchen with 2-tiered island and laminate countertop. Diagram on right is first visit sketch to confirm initial existing conditions. Basement was unfinished.

2-Tier island, dropped to one level for better functionality and access, Cambria countertops and stone back splash were added to this kitchen facelift.



• Kitchen island— Cambria Canterbury

• Backsplash— stone tile, Bucak Medley

• Kitchenette countertops— Cambria Canterbury

• Backsplash— stone tile, Jinshan Bone Pol. Somerset

• Kitchenette cabinets— Alder, Cherry stain, raised panel

• Kitchenette flooring— stone tile, Nordic Brown

• Fireplace Hearth— Silver Shadow - Pre-Cut Stone

• Fireplace Mantel 60” x 7” Limestone

• Carpeting— Beach Comber-3333 Blush

• Marvin Integrity Windows

• Custom enammeld crown, base & casing trim package

• Family room & bathroom walls, Benjamin Moore (OC – 15 ) color: Baby Fawn Finish: Flat

• Doors: Enameled, color: Icicle

• Kitchenette Faucet— Cascada Collection Pullout Spray





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