Keith Early, vice president of marketing and new product development at Ornamental Moulding & Millwork, decided to turn his unused basement space into a retreat.
Keith Early, vice president of marketing and new product development at Ornamental Moulding & Millwork, decided to turn his unused basement space into a retreat.
ARCHDALE, N.C. - Keith Early, vice president of marketing and new product development at Ornamental Moulding & Millwork, discovered that he and his family needed more space to deal with the COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, so he decided to turn his unused basement space into a retreat.
 
Early's basement had lots of traditional, round white steel structural posts. Decent lighting was available in the basement, but that's where the basics stopped.
 
"From my time working at Ornamental, I knew that some simple additions of millwork could help transform my basement space," Early said. "I looked at this project and the resources available to me and dug right in."
 
To break up the space, he decided to create a comfortable big screen TV viewing section, a designated pool table area plus a new bar and wine room. To meet the challenge of breaking the room apart visually, he started with the ceiling and added Maple 5" Faux Wood Beams to a portion of the ceiling over the TV area. These were accented with Black Faux Beam Metal Brackets.
 
Moving downwards from the ceiling he next tackled the round white steel posts. Early surrounded each one with Decorative Boards in Black to create a "box look" for each post. This created a visually enclosed area for the wood-accented pool table.
 
Leaning toward a wood, cream and gray color palette in the room, Early next fashioned the bar area by using Maple 3" Faux Wood Beams as island legs at both ends of the bar. He also used Rustic Maple Boards along the front.
 
"As a finishing touch, I installed the same Rustic Maple Boards in a two-step design on the entry area wall to the wine room," he said. "The visual connection serves to pull the basement together. Then as a last step, I added White Oak Decorative Boards to create the wine racks on the wall."
 
The Made in America Decorative Boards and Rustic Beams are available nationwide at Lowe's® and Lowes.com.
 
To learn more about Ornamental Moulding & Millwork, which manufactures a wide array of decorative wood mouldings and accessories, visit ornamental.com.

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