Andover, Minnesota | Basement Bar

Build it, and they will come. This dream bar and basement located in Andover, MN is everything “Minnesota Nice” and “Hospitality” has to offer. 

Cabinetry is our specialty, and there is nothing we love more than creating a space in your home to entertain! 

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Kitchens are the heart of the home, and home bars are where memories of a lifetime are made.

We were called to finish this space and it was an honor to create a place for family and friends to gather. 

We have known this family and their extended family for a decade. We renovated their Kitchen in 2014.

Rustic alder shaker style cabinetry, tin ceiling tiles and hammered copper acents are charming farmhouse features adding so much character and texture to this unique and exciting kitchen!

 

Hand scraped hickory flooring in a natural finish brightens the kitchen space which looks amazing with the circular sawn pine used throughout the amazing basement transformation. 

The homeowners wanted this space to feel like a vintage bar hangout to display their collection of Iconic Minnesota barware and signage.

 

We used knotty alder in the same stain and finish as the kitchen for the main bar cabinetry and accents.

The bar design is perfection! Open glass shelving for display and glass door beverage refrigerators above the counter so guests can see what is an availaible refreshment option. 

Keg refrigeration was added to the base cabinetry layout with space for the collected pilsner glassware above the tap. 

There is also plenty of open display atop the bar so guests have their choice of rail drinks, coffee drinks or a snack. 

This curved lid sliding freezer on the lower side of the bartop allows little guests to choose a frozen treat or ice cream!

   

What was once a crawl space is now an incredible built in wine storage cabinet with 2 seperate wine refrigerators.

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Storage space is still accessible through our custom made barn style doors.

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To call this space by any other name would be a disapointment. “Rathskeller” is a name in German-speaking countries for a bar or restaurant located in a basement. 

Another custom made barn door slides for access to the laundry room next to the solid alder door leading to the bathroom. 

Another specialty cabinet was built with use in mind and well thought out by the homeowners. 

This alder entertaiment cabinet is backed with the rustic pine and has a solid granite top where vintage records can be played without vibration from the elaborate speaker system.

Circular sawn pine lines the ceiling and wraps the perimeter of the room. Duct work was carefully covererd with alternating layouts and cuts. 

                

Several electrical outlets were added to display the neon signs without seeing cords and plugins. 

  

Tremendous detail went into installing this woodwork properly. Our talented carpenters skill and expertise shine in every area. 

   

   

Dark laminate flooring mirrors the natural hickory in the kitchen, adding contrast and warmth to the room. 

This space is so incredibe, it’s hard to believe how far it has come in a few short months. 

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After years of collecting, this space was a dream in the making for many years. The attention to detail shows this couple knew exactly how their vision could come to life and be a place for gathering, fun and laughter. 

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Thank you Randy and Kris for building the bar of your dreams and asking Franklin to be a part of this wonderful transformation. Cheers to you and your family and many memories to come!

Custom Wet Bar | Plymouth, MN

Nothing finishes a basement like the addition of a custom wet bar for entertainment and style!

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This Plymouth, MN home has a perfect blend of family space with the option to entertain easily in a relaxed setting.

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Our cabinetry was designed to wrap around the existing wall dimensions. The Homeowners wanted to keep the walkway clear and leave the layout of the room open for their growing Family.

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We used alder wood and matched the stain to the existing woodwork found throughout the two story home. Alder wood is often chosen because of its rustic appearance and smooth grain characteristics.

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Raised panel doors and flat drawer fronts mirror the style of interior doors and trim keeping the woodwork consistent in the room.

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Glass doors and wine bottle cubbies round out the design of the upper cabinet with display options being one of the many focal points of this custom wet bar. The doors were installed in an overlay method which allows you to see the intricate edging framing each door.

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The unique design allowed us to install an angled cabinet for storage to the left of the fridge with plenty of space in an unexpected way.

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In addition to building the custom wet bar, we also had the opportunity to open up the staircase wall and add a custom rail and wrought iron spindles.

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What was once a plain sheetrock wall, is now an open line of vision while entering the basement making the staircase feel more open and bright.

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The homeowners chose alternating patterns of spindles in black wrought iron and the rail also matches the existing woodwork and custom wet bar.

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Finishing off the design elements, the speckled granite and rustic tile backslash compliment the hues and undertones of the alder wood and stain.

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Cheers to your new Bar! We wish you many years of fun entertaining with your family!

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Lake Home Basement | Brainerd, MN

So many features to love in this cozy cabin basement on Goodrich Lake in Crosslake, MN.

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The slate stone tile accents tie in the warm and cool tones found within the space.

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Our Entertainment Cabinet is the first custom feature as you enter the basement.

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The base cabinets provide plenty of storage behind the full overlay “Wabasha” style doors and drawers.

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Our painter finished all cabinetry in a cool, blue/grey paint with glaze accent to match the stained pine tops.

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The homeowners chose tile and pine tongue and groove woodwork as backdrop detail within casing of the bookshelves and TV enclosure.

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As you move throughout the room, the natural window light shifts and changes over the painted finish- highlighting and contrasting different hues over the Applied Molding style doors.

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Across from the TV cabinet, a walk up style bar and wall of slate tile finishes off the cohesive blend of cabinetry and texture.

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We designed custom twin bunk beds to accommodate extra sleeping space when needed.

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A beautiful blend of rich color and texture transformed this once unfinished basement into the perfect area to entertain and relax.

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