Entries in basement (3)

Monday
Oct122015

A basement renovation

I unfortunately have never had the pleasure of renting/owning a home that didn't have an unfinished and often really gross basement, so this project has me VERY EXCITED. H2 Design + Build converted a dark, dingy unfinished basement into a light filled family hub in the historic Seattle neighborhood of Capitol Hill. This seemingly ambitious project included the addition of a new staircase, mudroom, guest suite, kitchenette, family room, recreational room, and laundry room. The owners wanted it to feel like an extension of the rest of the house so they wanted high end details which work so SO well here. Now I want to redo my basement! (Check out previous features of their work here and here)

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Monday
Jun152015

Trinity Hall

Sometimes the only way to go is down, like in this refurbish/extension project of a Victorian home located in the UK. Riarch Architects pushed the boundaries of basement design by going two stories below ground floor level to create a light and spacious kitchen and family room, with teen hangout beneath it. Thanks to a ton of windows and 2 huge sets of sliding glass doors, you would never know you were technically in a basement. Impressive!

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Wednesday
Apr292015

A super stylish basement

It is hard to believe that this is a basement, and what was formerly just a bunch of concrete walls and floors. Edyta Czajkowska of Edyta & Co. transformed the space to one of the most stylish basements I think I've ever seen! Here are some details Edyta provided: This lower level is part of a single family home located in the suburbs of Chicago. The husband and wife are very busy and active with two kids, two dogs and two cats. This space was completely empty concrete box so we transformed it into rooms that the family can utilize, and really enjoy. The lower level includes: kitchen/bar area to whip up some yummies and drinks in, family/party room for fun movie nights by the fire as well as family parties or naps, a bright soothing home office for the wife, bathroom and a guest bedroom. The idea was to create a modern, bright and exciting space that is super comfy as well as chic. I think I did just that with the use of clean lines, vibrant colors, modern elements, beautiful furnishings and fixtures, fun wallpaper and plush textiles and let’s not forget beautiful original art. 

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