Blueprint for Improvement: Zionsville lower level update


BeforeBackground info: This early 2000s home in the Long Beach Estates neighborhood of Zionsville was a great space for the homeowners and their family to grow, but it lacked their own personal touches. So, they wanted updates that reflected their unique taste.


The lower level was dated and had minimal natural light. The floorplan of the kitchen was small and lacked storage solutions. Certain spaces like the kitchen table and built-in desk were underutilized. The lower level lacked a cohesive design.


Detail 1

The overall goal was to create a space that functioned better for the homeowner while giving it a modern look that reflected the homeowner’s personal taste.

  1. Detail 2The largest transformation came from extending the footprint of the island from 4 feet to 10 feet., adding more space for storage and replacing the kitchen table with island seating. This helped make the space appear larger and gave the homeowner ample countertop space!
  2. New contrasting cabinetry and countertops were added to the kitchen and dry bar, providing a more modern look and adding plenty of unique storage solutions.
  3. A large barn door replaced the pantry door, which freed up space and added a unique design element to the space.
  4. Shiplap and encaustic cement tile details were added in the kitchen, dry bar and living room, tying the design together.