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Project Name
  Game Day Entertainment Center
Project Address
  13113 W 170th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66221
United States
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  I have notified and the homeowner is aware that their home is being submitted and may be published in print and online.
Project vision or goals

As fans of the Kansas City Chiefs, our clients wanted a custom built-in entertainment center for their basement remodel that reflected their favorite football team. Their vision was to create an energetic surrounding to watch games with friends and family. While the entertainment center needed to house the TV and sound system, the clients also wanted it to display valuable memorabilia and incorporate a fireplace.

Project challenges
  We had several challenges with basement elements that could not be moved and interfered directly with the entertainment center's design. The most significant issue was the basement's soffit that ran into the back corner, coming into the design space nearly three feet from the adjoining wall and 14 inches down from the ceiling. Another matter was the home's electrical panel, which had to remain accessible, although it would be behind the cabinetry. These factors could have easily derailed the symmetry we wanted in the layout and the balance needed for the other features of the entertainment center.
Project solutions
  Designing an entertainment center with game day energy was truly a blast, especially with the homeowners' ideas and memorabilia!

Even though we had obstacles from the basement, we created a balanced layout with two tall pantries on either side as perfect anchors. Our client had requested starburst designs on the cabinet door sets. We provided multiple drawings and, once approved, used a CNC to route the final art into the tall doors. We then used extra long honey bronze handles that accent the design and give it another pop!

Instead of fighting against the intruding soffit, we blended it in as part of the design by making a top shelf the same height across the entire front of the entertainment center. We then put a set of cabinet doors on the opposite end, making them the same width as the soffit to balance the layout on both sides. Handles were intentionally left off of the top cabinet doors so they would not draw attention. Instead, the doors' width matches the tall pantry cabinet doors' width below, creating clean lines that the eye easily follows. We're all about the sneaky plays!

Within the top shelf, we designated 4 compartments to display the client's football collection. Each football rests behind a beveled shaker frame glass door and is illuminated by the cabinet's interior lighting. The glowing ambiance casts the thrill of victory above the TV.

Below the TV are additional shelves for framed photos, books and other unique collectibles. They flank the side of the inset gas fireplace. There's nothing like the beauty of flames to really elevate the atmosphere!

While the pantries provide ample storage, one of them is also hiding the home's electrical panel. Tucked behind closed doors, it remains out of sight but easy for the homeowner to get to.

Finished in upbeat red with the honey bronze hardware, there is no denying the power felt on game day with this entertainment center! Go Chiefs!
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Photographer Name
  Bailey Tann
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  Bailey Tann Photography
Photographer Phone
  (816) 778-2147
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Entry Cost
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  Sub Total $175.00
  Total $175.00

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