Project Description (Problem/Solution/Results)

Remodeling Need

Remodeling an unfinished basement is a great way to increase your home’s value and add additional living space. For these West Lafayette homeowners, they were ready to transform their basements from a repository for old furniture and holiday decorations into a comfortable living space for the kids to gather with friends. Functionally, they also wanted a dedicated workout area and another full bathroom.

Remodeling Solution

Riverside’s design team worked collaboratively with the homeowners to custom-design a solution that would fit their needs. Aesthetically, the basement staircase was updated with contemporary red oak posts and white balusters. A Wellborn Select Series Maple cabinet was designed underneath the stairs to maximize space. It was topped with a durable Calcutta Marble Wilsonart laminate countertop. Perfect for a movie night, a shelf was added above the countertop for a microwave. Riverside’s design team also removed a partial wall to open up the space, improving the room flow from the living area to the new workout space.

The full bathroom was designed with a new American Standard pedestal sink as a focal point. The shower was lined with a Delta Classic 3-Piece wall and complimented by Delta brushed nickel fixtures. Easy maintenance, sheet vinyl in a Tapestry design by Mannington completes the look.

For function and convenience, Riverside also created a new closet to hide away the home’s HVAC and water heater.

Adding comfort and warmth, the new living room was laid with new beige carpeting and complemented with easy-maintenance luxury vinyl plank flooring by Homecrest in the eating and workout areas.


Riverside successfully transformed a utilitarian basement into a comfortable living space with designated areas for different uses.

Basement Before Remodel

Materials Description

Bathroom Flooring: Mannington Tapestry Wool Platinum Sheet Vinyl

Bathroom Shower: Delta Classic Three Piece Shower Wall

Bathroom Fixtures: Delta

Bathroom Sink: American Standard Townsend Pedestal Sink

Basement Flooring: Homecrest Cascade Ridge Whitney Luxury Vinyl Plank and Dixie Home Conqueror Carpet Windfall

Cabinetry: Wellborn Select Series in Maple with a Sienna Stain

Countertop: Calcutta Marble Laminate with Textured Gloss Finish

Stairwell Before Remodel

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