Basements in many of today's homes are large, unfinished spaces when we first see them. In this Carmel basement, the space was quite large, but the family had very specific plans to maintain plenty of unfinished space for out of season storage, while carefully choosing how to spend their budget on the functional, finished areas of the basement. The focus of this basement was to be the inviting wet bar area, but the clients were very clear that it didn't have to be the highest end product available. It just had to look like it! So, Lifestyle took advantage of technological advances in products today and worked with the client to identify midrange products that looked fancy, but had reasonable cost. Using that as our guide, we used luxury vinyl flooring (a product called fiberfloor) with a slate look in the wet bar area, as well as laminate countertops with a decorative edge that mimmicked carrera marble. Those two selections complimented dark cherry bar cabinets with plenty of wine storage in the form of wine racks. A full bathroom was constructed, but once again, midrange products were selected for the finishes. The end result is a great example of a basement finish that is defined by the description of "nice, not crazy". It has every last ounce of function found in a basement that could have cost $20,000 more, but wise, selective product decisions kept that money in the family bank accounts!