updated basement family room with pool table
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Best Basement Redo: Decked Out for Fun

Who: Cindy and Tony Loomer
Where: Boise, ID

"We then flanked the fireplace with built-ins, adding much-needed storage. Hidden in the cabinets is our home-theater gear. We built the door frames and covered their centers with speaker fabric, which allows us to use a remote control even when the cabinets are closed. We also built the Craftsman-style wainscoting—its top rail acts as the sill for new vinyl-clad replacement windows—and crafted all the window casings to match.

"To make the room party-ready, we added a wet bar and a salvaged pool table that Tony restored. Our new basement is such a breath of fresh air, literally. Our guests no longer choke on smoke!"
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