basement brew pub: North Ann Arbor
This basement remodel in North Ann Arbor has a new design feature for our company, a Brew Pub. Hobby brewing is becoming more popular and our clients wanted to create a fun hang out space to enjoy their creations. Wood cabinets and warm brick arches will contribute to the pub-like feeling while a game room will complete the fun atmosphere. Please visit this current work ‘blog’ frequently to see the transformation.
June 21, 2019
Let the transformation begin...
The view at the bottom of the staircase.
A view to the bar
Sitting at the bar
A view to the brewing area and the bar
August 28, 2019
We are starting with a blank slate. Plumbing for a bathroom was planned in this space, but it didn’t work with the requirements we needed for the brew room.
An egress window in the basement lets in light and provides an emergency exit. But light isn’t a friend to the fermentation process, so this space will be separated from the brew room.
This before picture will be the same view when sitting at the future bar.
July 9, 2019
We begin by saw-cutting the concrete…
…and the plumber works out the new drains and supplies.
Here is the rough plumbing at the bar area, and will connect the sink, dishwasher and tap drain.
July 16, 2019
Concrete fills the trenches and they are trolled smooth.
Once the concrete cures, we start laying out the framing for new walls.
Designer Susan and Lead Carpenter Brian discuss the details of the layout.
July 23, 2019
The rough framing is almost complete.
The rough mechanical equipment is being installed.
Blocking in the wall provides support for shelves.
Lighting and switch locations are marked out, now that the walls are framed.
August 5, 2019
Over the last week, the painter has been in and sprayed the ceiling. We protected the floor from the overspray.
Drywall has been delivered and reframing of the stairs begins.
Glen makes a spectacular entrance, with his plumbing supplies…
…and is working on the reverse osmosis faucet.
August 19, 2019
Drywall crews have come, hung the board, and mud and tapped.
The spaces brighten back up with the white walls,
and the rooms are taking shape.
This is the inside of the Game Room.
This is view from the Bar area into the Game Room and looking at the Bathroom, beyond.
This is the Bar area, with a view into the Brew Room, beyond.
Our fabulous painter, Greg, is hard at work.
August 26, 2019
A shot of color at the back wall will mimic the brick opposite this space.