For a project in Brookhaven where the homeowner is a lawyer by day and a golfer by—well, on any day he can—transforming a bare- bones basement into an enviable man cave was something Kody Smith, owner of New Edge Renovation, was excited to have fun with.
It started with the idea of a golf simulator but with the hope that the entire space would channel weekends at a luxurious mountain resort.
It took eight months and an original budget of $150K to transform the small space (only 800 square feet!) into a roomy hangout complete with golf, a wine nook, a bar and an entertainment wall with a fireplace.
“It was a lot of designing because we make all our basements unique,” said Smith. “Every element we design is unique. You can’t just hop on the internet and see it on Pinterest or Houzz. In this project, we didn’t have a wall to put a bar on, so we created this U-shaped bar with lots of seating and placed it in the middle of the two spaces for a 180-degree view of the golf simulator and the TVs.”
New Edge ran all of the simulator wiring under the concrete so that they could house the equipment hidden in the bar. In addition, every piece of furniture was custom-made so that it would all fit.
“I love that we left no stone unturned in this project,” said Smith. “We designed every square inch to the maximum making sure everything was super thought out to keep it classy without overdoing it.”
Pretty much a hole-in-one.
Plan like a Pro
Know what you’re comfortable spending. Know your must-haves, like a bar, gym, fireplace, etc. Embrace the process (the highs and lows are inevitable,
but worth it).