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  • Writer's pictureSarah

Heywood Dr, North Vancouver

Updated: Mar 25, 2023

Let me tell you, this man cave is truly a sight to behold! We went all out on this basement renovation, and it shows in every corner of the space. From the high-end appliances in the brand new kitchen to the steam shower (yes, you read that right!), we made sure to include everything that a man could ever want in his dream space.

One of the standout features of this renovation is undoubtedly the steam shower. We made sure to spare no expense when it came to designing and building this custom-made shower. With Safe'n'Sound® Soundproofing insulation by Rockwool on the ceiling, new walls, and new fixtures, this shower is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. The beautiful rainfall showerhead and bench add a touch of luxury, making it the perfect place to unwind after a long day.

But the bathroom wasn't the only area that we transformed in this renovation. We also created a huge office space that doubles as a guest bedroom, complete with a bed and plenty of space to work or relax. And let's not forget about the brand new kitchen with its high-end appliances, perfect for hosting friends and family for game nights or watching sports.

Overall, this was a massive transformation, and I am incredibly proud of the final result. We had a lot of fun working on this project, and it was a pleasure to see our client's vision come to life in such a spectacular way.

In order to ensure that the custom-made steam shower in this man cave was both waterproofing, functional and beautiful, we used a Schluter system on the walls, ceiling, and curbs. This system provides a waterproof barrier that is durable, making it the perfect choice for a steam shower.

Additionally, we made sure to design the steam shower ceiling with a slight slope, which prevents any condensate from dripping. This attention to detail is just one of the many ways that we went above and beyond to ensure that this man cave renovation was both stylish and practical.

In order to provide reliable backup power to the man cave, we installed a THERMASOL PROII-84 PRO SERIES ADVANCED WITH FAST START generator. This model was the perfect choice for this project, thanks to its compact size and easy installation process. To keep the generator out of sight, we placed it inside of a kitchen cabinet on the adjacent wall.

We also upgraded the heating system in the man cave, replacing the old boiler with a more efficient hot water on demand system.

In terms of design, we knew that the kitchen had to be just as impressive as the rest of the man cave. We opted for custom cabinets, a panelled dishwasher, and a sleek black color scheme that contrasted beautifully with the natural oak accents. To tie everything together, we used the same enormous tile from the bathroom on the wall for the backsplash, complete with black trims for a cohesive and stylish look.

In addition to the stunning bathroom and kitchen upgrades, we also updated the basement floor with beautiful vinyl flooring throughout the entire space. Thanks to a previous self-leveling process, we were able to install the flooring without any transitions, creating a seamless and modern look.

To maximize the usable space in the man cave, we enlarged the closet and moved a wall to create more room for the adjacent office. We also removed both partition walls to create a completely open concept space, perfect for entertaining and relaxation.

Finally, we installed a new ceiling throughout the entire basement, using the same Safe'n'Sound® Soundproofing insulation by Rockwool that we used in the bathroom. This not only helped to reduce noise transfer between floors, but also added an extra layer of insulation to the space for improved energy efficiency.

We were absolutely thrilled with the final results of this man cave renovation! It was a true team effort that showed just how beautiful a space can be when it's given some love and attention.

As part of the renovation, we also enlarged an existing office space to include a beautiful custom bookshelf. This added both function and style to the room, and allowed our clients to display their favorite books and decorative items in a stunning and organized way.

A sneak peek of the entire project:

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