Hip hop happy

Cincinnati-area lower level remodeled with dancing and entertaining in mind

Friends get warmed up on this basement dance floor. From left to right: Helen, Jesal, Stephen, Tom (homeowner), Shawn and Alice (homeowner).

Existing support pillars in this basement were cleverly wrapped in faux leather with aluminum trim and inset LED lighted panels.

This bar and mini-kitchen area features LED lighting underneath the floating shelves and upper cabinetry, which lends another dimension to the disco vibe of the space.

Fourteen-year-old Maddie and her almost-15-year-old friend Nina relax in the home theatre in this newly remodeled basement.

A painting by artist Jolie Harris hangs on the staircase wall. Near the floor, an example of the reglet style baseboard can be seen. Up lighting shows the texture of the silk wallpaper covering a curved wall between the dance floor and the theatre.

A trio of bar stools is grouped around this lower level bar area. Resting near the entertainment island, “Baby” is one member of the mother-daughter pair of Chihuahua mix dogs the family adopted from a local shelter. Her daughter Molly chose not to appear in a photo.

The elliptical pattern seen in this basement carries through from the mosaic tile inset on the floor, to the sliding barn door, to the sconces on the wall in the lounge area.

A raised circle of glass is the perfect spot to place hors d'oeuvres while these homeowners are hosting guests in their lower level.

Two glass topped, LED lighted shelves float on the wall near the dance floor in this remodeled basement.

Homeowner Alice sings Karaoke along with friends Helen and Jesal in her newly remodeled basement.

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