The homeowners of this 1949 Minneapolis home came to us with the goal of adding more space to their home, specifically the upper level and the basement. They are in a great neighborhood and decided they would rather enhance their current home than move into a larger one. We designed an upper level master suite, and then finished their basement complete with a dry bar, game room and family room.
The home was one and a half stories with the upper level completed many years ago. The upper level had one supply run for heat and air conditioning, a closet, and an open area for a bed. The homeowners wanted an upper level finished with a master bathroom, walk-in closet, sitting area, and an open area for the bed.
To make this possible, we designed a shed dormer along the back of the home and then a gable dormer close to the middle of the home. The gable dormer was needed not only to add curb appeal to the outside of the home, but to add headroom for the bathroom.
The bathroom has a 3 x 4 foot tiled shower, tiled floor, vanity, linen closet, and toilet. It is a comfortable sized bathroom giving the owners enough room without overtaking the rest of the master suite. We included a spacious sitting area in the master suite and an area large enough to accommodate a king sized bed along with dressers.
The basement was finished with a game room area, entertainment area, and a dry bar. We also finished a laundry room and framed for a future bathroom. Both the basement and master suite were finished with new carpet, along with wood flooring for the sitting area in the master suite.