CLIENTS NAME: Connie
PROJECT LOCATION: Chappaqua, NY
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Remodel lower level -- This
"basement" with 9' ceilings, consist of a kitchenette equipped with
dishwasher and an under counter refrigerator, full bathroom with large
custom steam shower w built-in seat,, two large office area,
play area, guest bedroom, exercise area, home theatre area, several closets, and
a large unfinished storage area. Also to be noted is a very extensive amount
of built-in cabinetry for storage. Reconfigured staircase with landing,
enlargement of main window, replacement of exterior French doors, extensive lighting and electrical work, HVAC & plumbing
work, central vacuum, plywood sub-floor, a large "artificial
window" consisting of back-lited glass blocks, extensive tile work were also
part of the project.
PROJECT DESIGNER and/or ARCHITECT: Sylvain Côté
PROJECT MANAGER: Sylvain Côté
AGE OF STRUCTURE: 1990's
STYLE OF HOUSE: Colonial
SQUARE FOOTAGE OF JOB: 2200
STARTING DATE: February 2001
COMPLETION DATE: June 2001
From the 3 kids:
Tom: "It's cool. I like the basement because we can
eat in it".
Sam: "I like our computer desk, our Playstation area, and
the big screen
TV. It is an awesome place for sleepovers!"
Cade: "It's my favorite place in the house."
I love our "room to grow"
basement. It is probably more space than we
need now, but with the prospect of three boys growing up, I feel like the
house can take them. And the great built-in shelves are close to full
already. It is so wonderful to be able to hide the toys occasionally.
extra living space suits our lifestyle totally. We enjoy the
area where movies at home make weekends together a total joy. The
room space works well short term and could potentially be a longer term
visitor's suite as well. The kitchen and fantastic bathroom allows
apartment like privacy. We have all enjoyed the steam shower, and it
super after a workout. The storage room allows me to use every inch of
basement efficiently. And now our three cats also have a place to
And the best part is that Sylvain did a great job in designing
so that it doesn't look like a basement. There are no support beams
whatsoever. Lighting is great with the French doors, the bedroom and
door, as well as the glass block "fake" windows. The light
wood used in
all the built-ins makes the light open, feeling of the rest of the house
consistent throughout the basement as well. Sylvain's workers were
friendly, polite and cleaned up after themselves.
All in all, we are very happy with the results and thrilled that we made
the commitment to "fix it up!" Thank you to Sylvain and
AVERAGE PRICE RANGE ON SIMILAR PACKAGES*: $100,000 - $120,000.
*Price based on similar existing
conditions, building supplies, square footage and other various factors and therefore
subject to change.