Project Description (Problem/Solution/Results)

Remodeling Need

Similar to many Lafayette and West Lafayette families, this unfinished basement project was spurred by the pandemic. With both parents transitioning to remote work, the necessity for a home office and workshop arose. Additionally, the children required a designated area to relax and spend time in.

Remodeling Solution

The design team at Riverside Construction was able to transform the unfinished basement into an essential living area by finishing the walls, painting it a light gray and adding crisp, white baseboards. The ceiling was left open, and the exposed joists were painted black, creating a cool industrial effect. The basement was illuminated with Kichler dimmable flush downlights, providing ample lighting, while a sleek gray carpet added a finishing touch. To ensure consistency, the staircase leading to the basement was also updated with the same gray carpet and a new wooden handrail.

A separate room was designated for the home office and workshop (not pictured) with Twilight Oak glue-down vinyl plank flooring.


Riverside Construction effectively converted a previously unused and unfinished basement into a practical living area that catered to specific requirements, including a home office for the adults and a separate entertainment zone for the children.

Materials Description

Carpet: Dreamweaver Confetti Residential Carpet in Silver Mist

Lighting: Kichler White Dimmable Flush Mount Downlights

Office Flooring (not pictured): MSI Wilmont Twilight Oak Glue Down Vinyl Plank

Before Remodel Basement After Remodel
Stairs Before Remodel Stairs After Remodel

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