Paneling and Popcorn Ceiling to Perfection – A Den Remodel

Project Info

Location: Basking Ridge NJ
Scope of Work: Den Remodel

Due to a chronic health issue with one of the homeowners, this home’s den had not been updated in decades. The only one enjoying this dated den was the family cat, who had run of the room. But not for much longer. Monk’s carpenters gutted this room down to the studs and totally transformed the space into a room that could also be enjoyed by the human occupants.

Den Remodel with Completed Fireplace Surround
Den Remodel with Completed Fireplace Surround

Monk’s Method

Firstly, the Estimator went to the home and took measurements and discussed the project with the homeowner. Not surprisingly, the homeowner wanted the paneling removed, as well as the popcorn ceiling. The worn red carpeting also needed to go.

In addition, the homeowner requested the fireplace insert be removed and everything around the firebox be rebuilt. Two floor-to-ceiling bookcases flanking the fireplace were also desired. Lastly, opening up the wall between the den and living room to create a pass-thru was the final request.

The Estimator sketched out the plans for the fireplace surround. Then the homeowner visited our Morristown, NJ showroom to select the stacked-stone tile that would be installed on the header and trim of the fireplace. At the showroom, she also selected new engineered hardwood flooring to replace the carpet.

The carpenters took the entire back half of the first floor down to the studs. Then the electric was upgraded, and all new walls were built. Afterward, the new hardwood flooring went in. Then the custom-made bookshelves were created and installed on site.

Finally, the new woodwork was painted white and the walls were given a very light grey.

Now this den is modern, bright, and a great place for relaxing.

Learn more

Monk’s can provide an end-to-end solution for any home remodeling project. Just see how we updated the adjacent kitchen in this same home. Another project involving multiple rooms is this kitchen and dining room remodel in Morristown.

We provide complimentary design services at our two showrooms located in Morristown and Fanwood, New Jersey.

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