For the adults, the TV room and kitchen are on the other side of a pocket door.
“It’s just nostalgic for me to just sit there and listen to my music on my old stereo stuff, and it has surround sound going for sports events when I’m watching on the big TV,” said Steve. “It’s just really very comfortable, and it feels very calm when I’m in that space.”
Residents: Steve and Caron Morgan. Steve is a retired dentist; Caron is a retired teacher.
Size: 6,300 square feet, five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths
Year built/bought: 1974/1993
Architectural style: Colonial
Favorite architectural elements: High ceilings upstairs, book nook in the basement
Renovations: The basement now includes a playroom, guest bedroom and bath, TV room, kitchen and gardening room. The vaulted sunroom offers an indoor spot to swim, with pool by Endless Pools and ThermoSpas hot tub.
Design consultants: Weidmann & Associates (general contractor), Decks & More (builder), Kauffman Design (architect and project manager), Maggie Griffin Design (interior design), Lazo Landscaping
Interior design style: Traditional with a contemporary basement
Resources: Cabinets by Pentimento Studios and Kay Design Studio. Rolling island by Pine Designs. Bathroom vanity by Kay Design Studio, and fixtures, plumbing, toilet and sink from Delta, Mirabelle, The Copper Design and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. Countertops and island by Stone Center and Art Rock Creations. Lighting from Lighting Loft. Tile from Great American Floors, MexicanTiles.com, Natural Stone Resources, The Tile Shop and Floor Coverings International East Cobb. Carpet from Floor Coverings International. Library shelving by Atlanta Closet & Storage Solutions. Hardware from Suwanee Decorative Hardware. Sink and faucets by Vigo, and appliances by GE, Whirlpool, Fisher & Paykel and Pirch. Fan by Big Ass Fans. Windows and doors by Pella. Skylights by Velux. Screens by Phantom Screens. Furniture by AuthenTEAK Outdoor Living. Flooring by Natural Stone Resources. Underdeck by RainAway.
Tip: Reuse headboards in interesting ways. On Craigslist, Caron Morgan found twin beds with a coat of arms for the headboards. She cut off the posts and secured the coat of arms on the playroom stage.