Very Modern Basement Remodel by MossContemporary Basement, DC Metro
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Different Heights for Different CircumstancesThe space seen here allows for two televisions — one perfectly located for movies and daily viewing, and another located high over the bar, which is good for those standing while playing pool or casually watching the game while enjoying a drink.In circumstances where a television is located over a bar, or in a bonus room with a pool table and other home entertainment features, the correct height is more of a personal preference.All conceivable viewing angles need to be considered and thought through. The optimal height from the perspective of one seated at the bar might be too low for those standing around the pool table, trying to look over the heads of viewers seated at the bar. It is for this reason that you typically see flat-screen TVs in commercial bars and restaurants located near the ceiling — they need to be easily viewable from many perspectives.
The most common type of lighting in a basement is recessed. But, like in the rest of your home, the lighting should be layered, with ambient light augmented by task lighting and accent lighting.Pendants are a great source of task lighting, as seen here in the pool table and bar.
The main space has a very open feeling, with a game room and wet bar taking up the main area. The bar has granite countertops, a refrigerator and a dishwasher. Maple wood with a natural finish inlaid with a brushed aluminum finish creates continuity throughout the design. The media room has a large projection screen, and the homeowners enjoy movie night at least once a week. "One design option that we really love is the open media room," Powell says. "If we had closed off the media room, then the concept would not have worked; with the open media room it really makes the basement feel like one large, open space.”