A Pretty but Not So Simple Basement Reno
February 19, 2016
by The Finished Space

On a recent episode of Leave it to Bryan, contractor Bryan Baeumler and designer Laura Lynn Fowler helped artist Nancy transform her bland and uninspiring basement into a swoon worthy ‘woman’ cave featuring a custom art studio and parlor.

While Nancy loved the vast space in her basement, the white walls, cold tile flooring and a dropped ceiling made the room feel sterile.

Leave it to Bryan's, Bryan Baeumler and Laura Lynn Fowler transform Nancy's basement from bland to inspirational. Photography: Jarret Ford
Nancy envisioned an art studio that had the same feeling of a classic billiard room filled with warmth and wood paneling on the walls.

Leave it to Bryan's Bryan Baeumler and Laura Lynn Fowler transform Nancy's bland basement into a cozy art studio that is truly inspirational. Metrie's Pretty Simple solid doors, Red Oak casing, baseboard and crown were used throughout the room. Photography: Jarret Ford.

Leaving it up to Bryan, he did just that. By adding interior finishings, laminate wood flooring, raising the ceiling and adding lavish furnishings, Bryan and Laura were able to create the art studio Nancy had always envisioned.

Metrie Pretty Simple Scene II casing and baseboard in Red Oak enhance this art studio created by Bryan Baeumler and Laura Lynn Fowler. Photography: Jarret Ford

To achieve the feeling of an old billiard room, Bryan opted to add rich architectural detailing to the walls by incorporating wall paneling throughout the room.

For the baseboards, casing and crown moulding, Bryan used solid Red Oak trim from Metrie’s Pretty Simple Collection.

Metrie Pretty Simple interior doors, Scene II casing, baseboard and crown moulding in Red Oak enhance this art studio created by Bryan Baeumler and Laura Lynn Fowler. Photography: Jarret Ford

The interior doors used in the space were also from the Pretty Simple Collection. Double clear glass doors painted in a muted yellow tone were used to divide the studio space from the future gallery, and double solid panel doors hide a closet.

Leave it to Bryan transforms Nancy's bland basement into a rich and warm art studio and parlor that is truly inspirational. Metrie's Pretty Simple Red Oak casing, baseboard and crown were used throughout the room. Photography: Jarret Ford.

Bryan and Laura transformed Nancy’s basement into a lavish custom art studio that is truly inspiring. To learn more about this space and watch the hilarity unfold, click here.

Photography: Jarret Ford. Follow Jarret on Instagram and Twitter.

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