For this renovation, we converted a mechanical room in the basement to a fun bar and entertainment area. The Zanzibar design was inspired by antique door panels our client found at a restoration supply warehouse in Philadelphia. Integrated throughout the space are unique elements of the antique panels. The challenge for this remodel was to hide the mechanical equipment in the room yet keep it accessible for maintenance.
Project Cost: $40,000 – $60,000
- Created a destination entertainment space at home influenced by a Moroccan style.
- Used 12 salvaged doors from Material Culture to hide the HVAC equipment and electrical panel yet keep them accessible.
- Customized door panels with colored LED lighting and mirrors behind them to create a fun and funky design element.
- Installed programmable LED lighting in the panels that include a remote to change light colors and effects for each panel depending on the mood of the party.
- Stapled film with a linen texture to the back of the doors in front of the lights to soften the lighting.
- Installed the panels by hooks from a pipe in the ceiling so that each one can be removed individually if needed.
- Hung curtain with crystal beads in front of the boiler to hide it.
- Designed and built a custom back bar to complement the unique front bar the client purchased. Included a hand-hammered copper sink, ice maker, trash pullout, and storage behind the cabinet doors.
- Incorporated a grassy reed design encased in acrylic to the panels behind the back bar and backlit with a LED lighting system.
- Used hand-carved, salvaged columns on either side of the back bar.
- Displayed the client’s own artwork and collectibles from their worldwide travels.
“What we design is what we build.”
Before & After Photos:
- Incorporated salvaged materials and LED lighting.