In today’s world; Basements are being re-utilized, re-purposed and sometimes converted into in-law suites. Both Laila & Maher’s parents live overseas and often visit so why not give them a space where everyone can coincide.
Homeowners’ request: We want at least 2 rooms, a large laundry room, an office, a play area, movie night area with a large sectional a bathroom and loads of storage – Yikes that’s a big wish list for only 1000 square feet, including the furnace room space.
Designer secret: Separating the bedrooms for the In-laws to the east side , the office and living space to the west side and creating a large central bathroom with extra long storage and a corridor with-in, I was able to turn this once gloomy and dingy basement into a family retreat . Light colors, durable waterproof VCT flooring, larger egress windows and better LED lighting enhances the space and opens the space so no one feels like they live underground. I also kept the open staircase in it’s space to minimize costs put gave it a face lift by painting all spindles and supports white and staining the stair treads to match floor.
Materials used: FLOOR; VCT vinyl 6mm floating floor 6” x 48” color walnut - WALL PAINT; 6206-21 Sketch paper – WALL SCONCE ; Parallax with Edison bulbs – STAIRS; Sanded, stained special walnut with a satin finish – DOORS & MOLDING; colonial by Boiserie Raymond - MEDIA UNIT; Ikea Besta – FURNITURE & DECOR; By client.