A natural rock structure frames an arch door and window for a fun, textural, castle-like effect in this basement hall. The rock finish is highlighted by the smooth beige walls surrounding it. Hardwood floors and white molding finish the traditional look.
Designer Justine Sterling transformed a low-ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial to create a studio. It’s a walkout basement with two windows providing decent light, but it was very ugly with exposed pipes, a horrible acoustic tile ceiling and old sticky vinyl flooring. At roughly 450 square feet, there was a good amount of space to create a project room for the children. The room is now a lively children's workspace.
The bar in this home's finished basement sits next to the open windows that lead to the outside bar. The bar has a cement top and is surrounded by unfinished wood to give an industrial feel. A built-in beer tap adds to the unique look of the area.
This contemporary basement doubles as a mudroom and media room, with soft neutral walls punctuated by bold pops of lilac and plum. A modern modular sofa provides ample space for TV viewing, and a built-in cabinet with a window seat offers plenty of storage for the whole family.
This contemporary sitting room boasts a causal sophistication that's inviting and formal at the same time. Neutral furnishings in the main space are anchored by an elegant, soft purple rug while a cozy window seat beckons from the base of a gorgeous, Gothic-style window.
This contemporary take on a breakfast nook features a midcentury modern black cast-iron, tulip base dining table, white upholstered dining chairs, bold charcoal print window coverings, and modern brass chandelier.
Neutral walls, clean lines and white cabinetry characterize this transitional kitchen, which provides maximum function in this basement-level space. Wide windows take advantage of the views and bring in a surprising amount of light. Sleek quartz countertops, modern barstools and a glass tile backsplash give the room contemporary flair.
Any girl in love with purple will love this bedroom. Purple walls, bedding, curtains, shelves—all the bases are covered. There's even a cozy window seat for diary writing and favorite paperback devouring.
This modern kitchen detail features bold black and white marble wall tile with metallic accents, blue floating shelves and base cabinets with bronze hardware, contemporary white marble countertops, and metallic window accents.
This master bathroom is in the basement, so designer Amanda Maday installed an egress window and kept the palette bright to make it feel like it was on the upper level. The electric fireplace stands out as the room's focal point with added color from the surrounding custom tile.
This contemporary basement bedroom boasts an orange accent wall to help brighten the lower-level space. A large window brings in some natural light. A brown leather bed frame is topped with white bed linens, and a wood desk is paired with a modern white chair. A bright blue lampshade adds an extra pop of color.