The key to attracting people to the basement is to create a space that tells a story and is unique to the rest of the house.
In this Darnestown, MD remodel we wanted the feeling of a rustic lodge. To achieve this we wrapped the beams and columns with rough pine and detailed it to make it look like massive columns complete with steel connecting straps. In the bathroom, the walls are covered with horizontal planks. Both the fireplace and the bar make use of natural stone. Every design element is used to reinforce the story of a rustic lodge making it feel like a vacation cabin.