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Baseball basement

Stepping into this renovated basement of a Wauwatosa home is like stepping into a vintage locker room—a baseball lover’s dream. Milwaukee-based Flux Design’s Jeremy Shamrowicz created the ultimate sports fan’s man cave, complete with a bar and built-in entertainment center.

He converted an ordinary sliding door closet into antique locker room shelving with individual cubby space and a chalkboard nameplate on the front. The bar is constructed with custom concrete and red brick that begs guests to pull up a custom-designed baseball base stool and have a cold brew. The second half of the bar is a vintage, circular high-top table resembling a baseball.

Across the room, “Home” and “Away” scoreboards border both sides of the dark wood-trimmed entertainment center, perfect for watching a Sunday afternoon baseball game on the flat screen TV. Even the staircase is decorated with aged baseball bat spindles that are stained to match the room’s wooden accessories. The cave’s glass-top coffee table is a Flux Design original piece, standing on giant iron baseball legs.

This basement-to-man cave transformation serves all the needs of a baseball fan watching the game from home.

Art studio garage

Milwaukee-based Flux Design worked with a homeowner to convert the garage of her Bay View home into a multi-purpose art studio and party room. The design firm’s owner, Jeremy Shamrowicz, said the homeowner liked to host parties in her art studio but needed more social space among her canvases and paint.

“I looked at her and said, ‘Let me see your garage,’” Shamrowicz said. “There were just some old easels and paint supplies in there.”

So he took the run-down room and transformed it into an artist’s paradise. Now, the homeowner has a well-lit, decorative space to create and display art, store her supplies and host gatherings.

This studio has adjustable easels and gallery space lining the walls that create extra floor space. A durable steel desk on wheels flips up and down to double as a portable bar when art projects become studio parties. A retractable glass garage door allows for natural light even during dark winter months. A mobile lounge area with a couch and two small wooden tables on both sides serves its purpose inside or outside. No need to worry about wine-stained canvases, as all art supplies now have a designated space in the studio’s industrial-inspired custom storage.

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

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