Bryn Mawr Craftsman
The existing basement of this 1920s Craftsman was unfinished and a bit stuffy due to low ceiling height and poorly located bearing posts. We were able to open up a more inviting living space by excavating the floor and replacing load-bearing structures with a steel beam. We worked within the home's existing architectural and decorative styles while updating the electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems for maximum efficiency and convenience. A hot water in-floor heating system and high R value closed cell foam wall insulation make the basement both cozy and energy efficient.
The state-of-the-art home theater was installed without burdening the space with electronic components by building a hidden bookshelf door opening on a component closet and the ceiling was insulated to prevent sound transfer from the theater to other spaces in the house.
Among other upgrades were a playroom for the homeowners' growing family, a custom hammered copper bar-top and custom cabinets with built-in beverage refridgerator and a new 3/4 bath with sauna, increasing both convenience and home value.