The Beard Group transformed a musty, boring “Builder’s Basement” into an elegant English Pub with a custom kitchen, granite countertops, remodeled bath and a children’s play area with work desk and game/toy closets and drawers. Considerable work was performed to accommodate plumbing and power for the addition of a refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal and microwave. Working from a design plan they added wainscoting throughout the basement, all new task lighting for kitchen and game areas including spotlights, pendant lighting, wall washers and extra outlets everywhere for convenience. The new lighting included separate “zone” switches for each area to control energy usage and accommodate different activities within the space without lighting the entire basement at once. Subtle stair lighting was installed for safety using low-voltage fixtures to provide safe access and avoid blaring light which would compete with movie watching within the space. This low-voltage lighting required a special transformer which they located under the stairs away from the main activities. Every detail was considered. The space is beautiful and finished to perfection. After all that, they installed a custom hardwood floor stained and finished to match the hardwood throughout the rest of the house and a new mosaic marble bathroom floor.
It was exciting to see it evolve and they had to perform under a difficult time-restraint which we imposed and they accomplished with humor and grace. The planning and scheduling went smoothly considering the project had many facets of ordering and waiting for delivery: Electrical, plumbing, custom cabinets and installation, granite measure and installation and hardwood floors and bathroom tile requiring floor leveling and grouting. The Beard Group provided access to designer tile, fixtures, plumbing and finishes which we could not have accessed ourselves. We are now planning a bathroom remodel and a major kitchen renovation to achieve a more custom home with their help and expertise.