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Basement Renovation for an Active Family in Greenwich, CT

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The unfinished basement of a home owned by an active family with teenagers was transformed into a lively space for leisure, entertainment and sleepovers. The original basement had no connection to the backyard and pool. One of the first design decisions was the addition of French doors that suffuse the basement with light and provide easy access to the backyard.

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A mudroom-inspired entryway provides space for storage, dressing and cleaning up before and after pool time.

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Distinct areas in this basement renovation were designed for a variety of activities. A ping pong table is center stage, aligned with an inviting small kitchen at the back of the room.

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A row of six custom bunk beds accessed by sliding ladders as well as a fully equipped full bathroom promises memorable sleepovers.

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The living area with abundant comfort seating for gaming and watching movies takes advantage of the room’s custom entertainment center and surround sound.

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Besides the entertaining area for teenagers our client also wanted a home gym. In this generous work area, temperature controls keep the area comfortable in any season.

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Titus Built master craftsmen created a large stone masonry entryway to match existing exterior stone. The stones needed to be cut square while paying close attention to the colors. The whole home renovation was designed and remodeled to blend in with the existing home design as if it was always there.

Our client and his children are thrilled with their new space and plan on having a fabulous summer filled with teenage entertainment.

Click here to view the construction transformation of our basement renovation: Progress Report: Basement Remodel in Greenwich, Connecticut

For drawings and before photos check us out on Houzz.com.

Titus Built Artisan Cabinetry & Millwork Shop Continues to Create One-of-a-Kind Homes.

Existing Home Before Pergola Addition in New Canaan, CT

Existing Home before Pergola Addition

Happy July, all!

We have had several new contracts signed the last couple of weeks in June. Our Artisan Cabinetry and Millwork Shop continues to create the custom designed details that make homes one-of-a-kind. Thought I’d give you a run down on some of our new jobs:

Kitchen, Mudroom & Bath Remodel

Kitchen, Mudroom & Bath Remodel

Complete renovation of rooms including custom cabinetry and millwork. Note the stone veneer surrounding cook-top, range hood and at the end of island facing table in the kitchen.

Basement Remodel with Pub and Lounge

Basement Remodel with Pub and Lounge

The basement remodel incudes windows, doors, sound proofing, lighting and electrical, HVAC as well as audio and video. Our custom millwork shop will also design, fabricate, finish and install custom cabinetry as per plan including:

  • TV/Media Cabinet
  • Back Bar Cabinets
  • Island Cabinets
  • Reading Nook

Family Room Remodel

Family Room Remodel

The family room renovation includes demolition, insulation & water control, heating & cooling, electrical as well as fabrication of custom painted cabinetry and millwork as per plan including the following:

  • Entertainment Center
  • Window Seat w/ Built-ins on each side
  • Fireplace mantel

Pergola with Fireplace and Built-in Masonry Grill & Cooler Station

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Pergola with Fireplace and Built-in Masonry Grill & Cooler Station

Thank you to Craig & Jana, Brendan & Kristy, and Marc & Wendy of Wilton; Mike & Julie of New Canaan; as well as Joe & Dorothy of Redding, Connecticut. We look forward to making wonderful improvements to your homes.

Your Home. Your Lifestyle. Renovating Your Basement or Attic as a Multi-Functional Room for Entertaining

Dudley Road, Wilton Attic Remodel
Home has become a personal retreat for most families ~ a place where they can enjoy spending time with their family and friends. Multi-functional basement or attic rooms are a trend at Titus Built. Many of our clients are deciding to increase their home’s footprint by renovating their basement, attic or adding outdoor entertainment spaces.

If a homeowner is thinking about renovating it is important that they understand that the key part of a remodel is the design. Each homeowner’s criteria for their basement or attic renovation is different and it is important that they choose an architect or design-build remodeler that maximizes the footprint to meet their specific needs while adding function to some of the most underused space in their home.

The first group of photos is of an attic remodel in Wilton, CT. The original part of the home was built in the 18th century, and therefore, the attic was the best choice to renovate for the children’s playroom and an area for our clients’ to workout.
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Dudley Road, Wilton Attic Remodel home gym area
Dudley Road, Wilton  Attic Remodel 3Kitchenettes are often included in an attic or basement renovation.

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A home office, or a bedroom with a bathroom, is also a great choice when remodeling the attic.

Another client was interested in renovating the basement for their parents. They wanted a room where their visiting parents could sleep as well as spend some quality time by themselves. It was important to our clients that the entire renovated space feel like it “belonged” with the rest of their home. Besides the bedroom and sitting area they also wanted us to create storage space for wine.
Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan Basement Remodel of Sitting Room and Bedroom
Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan Basement Renovaiton Wine Room

Cool teen hangouts, pantries and home gyms are frequent basement renovation requests. Below are photos of a few more of our basement remodels:

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Dudley Road, Wilton Attic Remodel home gym area
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New Canaan, CT client opted for home gym and pantry for their basement remodel.

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New Canaan, CT Basement Remodel - Pantry (2)

We are currently working on a basement renovation in Greenwich, CT. Our client wanted a room where the kids could access the room from the exterior of the house. The exterior entry has been completed and we are in the process of remodeling the interior of the basement. The rooms will consist of a home gym, full bathroom, kitchenette, and rec room with pool table, home theater and 2 3-high bunk beds to sleep six… Talk about a Cool Teen Hangout!

Exterior of Greenwich, CT Basement Remodel Project
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(Progress Report: Basement Remodel in Greenwich, Connecticut: http://bit.ly/oY4V4m)

After the basement or attic renovation is complete it is important to call your home insurance agent and upgrade your homeowner’s policy. If you are looking to remodel your attic or basement, call 203-834-0275 to see how we can help.

Happy Remodeling!

For more Attic & Basement remodeling tips visit the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI): http://bit.ly/mXjmNR

Interested in expanding your home’s footprint thru Outdoor Spaces: Decks, Pergolas, Patios & Screened-in Porches http://bit.ly/qGkNMm.