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The BEST of Fall Central Ohio Home & Garden Show is just a couple of weeks away. There will be something for everyone at the three-day show. Entertaining, cooking, decorating and landscaping ideas will abound along with plenty of guest ce-lebrities, including HGTVs Vern Yip, sharing their home-improvement expertise. The show also will feature Michael Boudreault, a talented muralist based in Columbus, who graciously let us conduct a Q&A for this issue of the magazine (see page 53).
I also want to bring to your attention ABCs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which was in town recently to build a new home for a deserving Columbus family. In August, the cast and crew of the show, along with P&D Builders Inc. and thousands of volunteers, built a new home for the Rhodes family. The show is scheduled to air sometime around the holi-days.
In the February issue of Central Ohio Home & Garden, we will feature a rare behind-the scenes story on what it takes to construct a home in just one week, nonetheless. Locally based P&D Builders is going to give the magazine a sneak peek at what goes into this round-the-clock labor of love.
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ContentsBEST of Fall 2011
ON THE COVER Cave Dwellings 8
DEPARTMENTSBy Design 14Great rooms The heart of the home
Best of Home 22Informal Dining No rules
Great Outdoors 49Michael Leach gets us ready for fall
At Home With 56Home remodeler Peter A. Robinson
Gourmet Style 60Kitchen islands A gathering spot for all occasions
Our Backyard 66SPECiAl fEATuREBEST of Fall 52 Q&A with Michael Boudreault and highlights of the Central Ohio Home & Garden BEST of Fall Show 22
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Story by JEFF THITOFF PhotoS by KIMBERLY SHOOK
Cave Dwellings 8 Central Ohio Home & Garden BEST OF FALL 2011
Long ago, caves pro-vided protection from outside elements and the threat of certain prehistoric creatures. At their best they were damp, dark and cavernous.
Over the years, man and woman have created much more impressive dwellings, featuring modern amenities. The cave as a dwelling seemed to be disappearing.
But as time passed, man desired a designated space that was strictly inspired by, and primarily geared toward, the male species and with that, the man cave was born.
In the beginning, man caves consisted of mammoth-sized televisions and normally were located at the lowest level of the house the basement or along the outer reaches of the garage. The cave was often dark, even on the brightest of days.
As man and woman evolved, and as technology and architecture advanced, these cave dwellings changed.
In 2011, its no longer a cave nor is it something just for men. Its a family destina-tion that has something for all.
I deal primarily with the wives now, and they have the most input, says Jon Smith, co-owner of Buckeye Base-ments.
They want something spec-tacular for themselves, where they can have parties with their friends and host events like wine tastings.
Smith receives a variety of requests from homeowners wanting to redo their lower-level living areas based on their lifestyles.
Some people are just look-ing for someplace to send the kids, but a lot of people want something that is different than what everybody else has, Smith says. Were putting one in right now that has a wine cellar, a bar and six stone arches.
The Wallace family in Westerville had an unfinished basement where their three boys played hockey and other sports, but decided to change the space for entertaining fam-ily and friends.
The finished product, handled by Buckeye Base-ments, included a 100-inch media screen, flanked by a pair of 36-inch plasma televisions, a full kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, a wine room with
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Im not a big basement person, and I didnt want this to look like a basement. Our basement (left is kind of our ski lodge now.
The Boyers of Upper Arllington lowered their basement by eight inches.
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a stone arch, fireplace and a pinball machine.
The trio of televisions allows the family to view multiple sporting events and makes the Wallace home quite the popular place, where the boys and their friends play video games.
Tracey Wallace is pleased with the finished product and says its a terrific venue to host parties.
Im not a big basement person, and I didnt want this to look like a base-ment, she says. Our basement is kind of our ski lodge now.
Upper Arlington resident Sally Boyer used to call her basement the cave. When the Boyer children were younger, they played in the space. But as they got older, a transformation was necessary.
It was not the most inviting area, says husband Paul Boyer. Whitewashed limestone walls, cement floor, pipes and ducts and wires visible on the ceiling.
The Boyers took a drastic approach when they renovated the space by low-ering the floor eight inches.
We knew this project would provide some unexpected challenges, Sally Boyer says.
Renovators Inc. was up to the task and gutted the old floor and trans-formed the cave into something more appealing and useful.
The finished product included a beautifully designed living area, kitchen and full bathroom, a new laundry room and the infusion of natural light by installing several deep well windows.
Today, our basement is part of our daily living space, Sally Boyer says. Several nights a week there are any-where from four to 10 kids downs there watching a movie, playing a video game, enjoying a Bible study, playing cards or ping pong.
While the Wallace and Boyer families were renovating their caves, the Robin-son family was moving into a new house that was part of this years BIA Parade of Homes at Olentangy Falls.
Weaver Custom Homes built the house. The basement has a factory-like,
industrial look with an open ceiling and modern feel throughout.
The industrial part of it was the idea of our president, and it looks great with the 10-foot ceiling, says design coordi-nator Daisy Shamp.
The space is almost 2,000 square feet. Theres a bar, full kitchen, televi-sion area and pool table in the main space. In addition, theres a wine cellar, a playroom, bedroom, bathroom and exercise room.
Shamp says the industrial look is unexpected when you see it for the first time. We heard some people saying the design might not fly in this area, but it came out very nicely, she says.
After the Parade, the Robinsons had the option of changing the design ele-ments. However, they left it as is.
Everything they did down there looks great from the metal around the posts on the bar, the light fixtures, the handrail coming down the steps it all comes together really well, Anna Robinson says.
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