Judith’s Basement

Project: Judith’s Basement

Bethesda, MD , Special Project Remodel - $40,000

outhouse pwoder room
funky laundry
outhouse powder room
basement bar
home theater

When Judith relocated to our area she fell in love with the vintage charm of her new home.  The Bethesda brick colonial was cozy, with lots of period features.  Arriving here from Colorado, Judith’s style was eclectic with a touch of whimsy.  She loves to mix something old, something new, lots of color and underneath it all plenty of function.  So Judith came to Merrick to help her transform her basement.   Like many homes in our area the original basement was partially unfinished with paneling in some areas and exposed studs and cinder block in others.  The drop ceiling was in bad shape and the flooring was a mix of old vinyl tiles and concrete.  She envisioned a space for entertaining, yet she did not want to change it completely.  She wanted a movie room with character and a nook for a bar.  In the laundry area behind some unattractive walls there was a toilet and an old shower pan.  Judith needed a powder room, but what she really wanted was an outhouse.  So Merrick took her ideas and her desired color palette, and let the creative juices flow.

This project was not only fun to work on but also a huge success. We were award the Grand prize for Creative solutions under $15,000 CotY (Contractor of the Year) by NARI Metro DC in 2017 for the unique water closet included in this basement.

To learn even more about the creative elements in Judith’s project read our blog post, Creative Design Build in the Washing DC Metro Area