Kansas City NARI proudly awarded CHC Design-Build with a 2016 Remodel of the Year Award for best basement remodel over $300,000.
A Royal Remodel
The client’s goal was to “create a space that combined the two things that their family loves more than anything…each other, and the Kansas City Royals!
CHC’s clients wanted a design that honors both: a family space in the spirit of their favorite sports team, and a compelling space to keep their four children (now five!) motivated and occupied.
Beyond that, it had to have a motivation space for fitness and a post-workout shower room, additional space for overnight guests, a center for fun, and space for family time, togetherness, and relaxation. And, of course, it had to have a kitchen for snacking by the growing team. Most importantly, it had to incorporate a built-in classroom for homeschooling the whole crew!
CHC Design-Build specializes in creative one-of-a-kind solutions, and this project put their skills to the test to derive a design that incorporates all of these demands. The result: a multi-faceted family space that magically converts a dedicated daytime homeschool classroom into an “after school” celebration space to watch the Royal’s play into the night!
Class Is in Session
As one of the more innovative ideas, a glass-panel garage door – installed indoors – opens the school room in the morning, and when school is out it closes again to become a paneled hallway at night!
An attached teacher’s office gives teacher mom her own space where she can attend to her needs yet still keep an eye on the classroom. Committed to homeschooling their children, the dedicated classroom was a driving requirement in the design. With plans for up to six children, it had to be large enough for all, with an ability to monitor and motivate school activity from nearby.
Don’t Forget the Fitness Room!
With the push of a button, school’s out. The classroom disappears behind a glass-paneled wall, and the fan room appears, encased in Royals Blue highlights for their favorite pastime.
A curved staircase sports a glass wall to encase the fitness room offering just enough privacy for dad’s workouts, along with just the right amount of visibility so he can keep an eye on his young team. CHC kept the steel beams exposed to lend strength to the space and also provide a great way to hang fitness gear. Did you notice? Even the beams are painted Royals blue.
Premium accents abound, from color-changing highlighting and curved glass walls to state-of-the-art home automation and top-of-the-line audio/video equipment. CHC threw in some other fun features including a topnotch post-workout steam shower for dad. And, for the kids, there’s a movable wainscot panel that reveals a hidden passageway to a secret room under the stairs!
Peanuts! Popcorn! Cold Drinks!
The snack bar is close to the TV area because, well, there’s baseball on! It’s set up to be both an entertainment bar and a family-friendly snack kitchen.
Everything, everywhere, works with everything else. The entire remodeled space is designed in a single cohesive direction, using similar styles, materials, textures, and colors to carry the excitement throughout.
Even the pool table felt is Royal Blue. I don’t know about you, but I think they really knocked this one out of the park!
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More about CHC Design-Build
CHC Design-Build (aka CHC Creative Remodeling) is an award-winning residential Design/Build specialist located in Lenexa, KS, serving the greater Kansas City area. They are a full-service design/build company, which means that they can help you sort through the confusion of an initial idea and take it all the way through the completed construction.