Don't You Dare Say Man Cave

Don't You Dare Say Man Cave


A better description of this expansive basement living space might be "Subterranean Penthouse". If the goal for your basement project is a man cave, why not just hang-up your high school football sweater and your vintage beer can collection. If you are looking for a comfortable, stylish, sophisticated place for the guys.....that even the gals would love; you have to change your mindset of what a basement space can offer. The homeowner of this spectacular retreat wanted a contemporary, ultra cool place to hang out with friends. Throw out the standard basement stuff and create an urban lounge atmosphere right there in the suburbs.

This great basement boasts a huge media room for gaming, sports and entertaining. For more fun you can move to the games room complete with a custom bar, its own huge flat screen TV, pool table and foosball game. A separate entrance allows the boys to come and go without disturbing the rest of the family.

In The Beginning 

Many of our projects start this way. Large empty spaces with no features and no future. But we've done this before, we know what o be suitable for the whole family and able to grow as they did.

Seems Easy Enough

We had a lot of space to work with, but we also seemed to keep bumping into to those start at the beginning with what the house is going to give us and work it, and work it, and work it. 

Can You See It?

With input from our construction experts we were able to overcome some of our moreptic and designed a code required access to clean-outs without ruining the wow factor of a great design. Our eureka moment so to speak. This is really starting to come together.

The Look

Once our design team had all the architecture and infrastructure taken care of we moved on to the look and feel. Here is work as team. It is a thing of beauty....the actual process and the product.  

Nailed It!

When we have completed our full design process. Incorporating strong design elements such as reclaimed vintage wood, cold rolled steel panels, heavy wood beams and visible structural steel components satisfied the "man" requirement of this design.....adding a variety of hidden doors and secret compartments let the "boy" have a little fun too. If you are creating a place to watch football, well you might as well "go the whole nine yards". Well we did.

Let's Start Building

The fun part of the design work is done. And we think we have a real winner with this one. But the he design team still has a lot of woselections all have to be developed and presented to the Just Basements build team. Armed with all the information we need to create a great basement renovation experience for our customers we are good to go.

If You Build It....

Our homeowners and our design team have done a tremendous job. They've put togetherorking closely with us; our fantastic homeowners had the confidence in us that we could do the job. Here we are......

Almost There

Our renovation team is well on it's way to creating our customers dream basement. Things are really starting to come together. It helps to have such a great construction crew. When we can arm them with a great design they can create the most impressive living spaces in Ottawa, heck Canada. Great work guys! Our Homeowners can't wait to see the result, and neither can we.

Worth The Wait

What do your get when you combine a wonderfully engaged and receptive homeowner with a talented design team and a skilled and experience renovation team? Quite simply, you get the best. We know this because this is not only a great space for our customers, their friends and family to enjoy for years to come, which is our main goal. But we know we did a great job when one of our projects wins both, our local GOHBA Design Award and a National CHBA Award of Excellence. Teamwork, passion and hard work pay off. It's the Just Basements way.

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