Project Description

This Basking Ridge, NJ home featured an expansive walk-out basement with high ceilings. Although, the builder left the basement unfinished. However, the current homeowners wanted to take advantage of all this unused square footage. They had big plans for their basement, for example, a full kitchen, dining area, bathroom, bedroom, gym, and play area.

Location: Basking Ridge, NJ

Scope of Work: Basement Finishing, Kitchen Installation, Interior Carpentry, Interior Painting

Monk's Method

This basement project took a good deal of planning. Firstly, the homeowners met with an architect who would create the drawings required to obtain a permit. Once these drawings were completed, we were able to provide a detailed estimate.

With the drawings and measurements finalized, the homeowner could now get started working with a Designer in one of our showrooms. They started by tackling the kitchen, as it takes the most planning. Also, kitchen cabinetry can take 6-8 weeks to arrive. Our Designer helped the homeowners select their cabinetry, countertops, faucet, hardware, and tile. She also created the kitchen layout and configured the cabinetry. Then they moved on to designing the bathroom. The homeowners wanted to add a full bathroom off of a new bedroom. So, the designer helped with the vanity, tile, fixtures, mirrors and shower doors.

Once the permit was approved, the project could begin. Monk’s carpenters framed the basement, boxed out any ductwork, and added insulation. Then we put up the walls, spackled and painted.

In addition, Monk’s installed luxury vinyl tile flooring throughout the basement. Then the project team started putting in the kitchen cabinetry and tiling the bathroom.

One special addition was a custom-built barn door. Our carpenters built the door and installed the sliding mechanism in order to cover the oversized bedroom door. Another unique touch was the custom-built cubbies in the mudroom. These cubbies included multi-colored decorative anchors to be used as the hooks for coats.

Finally, this finished basement with kitchen was complete. The homeowners, their kids, and their guests will all have an amazing space to eat, relax and even work out.

Learn more

Monk’s can help with any home remodeling project. For instance, we provide carpentry, floor refinishing and installation, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, windows and doors. In addition, we provide services from layout and design through to installation. See more of our basement remodeling projects in our photo gallery.

Call 973-635-7900 to schedule an appointment to discuss your basement finishing project.

Finished Basement with Kitchen

Finished Basement with Kitchen and Dining Room
Finished Basement with Kitchen and Dining Room