Your basement or crawlspace is usually the coolest spot in the house because of the insulating effect of the ground. That means that warm, moist air coming inside condenses on surfaces, including your pipes, causing dripping or sweating. Besides being annoying, dripping raises the humidity level in the house and increases the chances for mold growth. To reduce this problem, make sure all vents to the outside are closed, and add foam pipe insulation to the parts of the pipes you can reach.
Entertaining takes a high-end, custom turn in this game room with a large built-in wet bar and humidified wine cellar. Bertoia barstools surround the marble countertop, highlighted by under-cabinet lighting. Mahogany cabinetry and shelves provide functionality in this posh space.
Other places to look for extra space for a home office include a finished basement, an attic, or even the garage. Warm up the space with soft lighting, fireplace and colorful art, and you will soon forget that your creative studio is in the basement.
In this remodeled basement, heavy, gold drapes hang on garden-level windows, while a large L-shaped sectional is positioned in front of a padded ottoman and leather armchair. Track lighting, a table lamp, and a lampshade chandelier provide beautiful lighting for the basement space.
This full bathroom is located on the residence's basement level. It feels trim and tailored with a floating vanity and charcoal gray floor. Mirrors and glass shower walls help visually open up the smaller room.