Blueprint for Improvement: Updated ’70s Noblesville basement



Located in Noblesville’s North Harbour neighborhood, this home was built in 1976.  The homeowners wanted to update the look and feel of their mostly finished basement, which includes a living area, bar and home office.  They also wanted to transition a portion of unfinished basement space into a home gym.


  • Custom maple cabinetry in a beautiful smoke-colored stain was built to surround the TV in the living area as well as to provide functional storage in the office.
  • Oil-rubbed bronze decorative fixtures, including hardware, chandelier and sconces, beautifully complement the cabinetry.
  • In the office, the new built-ins were installed along one wall (they were previously in an L-shape), which provides a more open feel.
  • Luxury vinyl flooring in the gym is highly durable and provides cushion and warmth.

Larry Greene is the owner of Case Design/Remodeling; email him at Visit for more remodeling inspiration and advice.