4. A colorful family space in Pennsylvania.The owners of this home in Breinigsville, Penn. wanted to remodel their unfinished basement into a space where they could entertain friends and family, and let their kids have a special play space of their very own. Above all else, they wanted to renovate the area so that it wouldn't feel like a dark and damp basement. Designer Shoshana Gosselin divided this open 930-square-foot space into zones. "We didn't want any walls separating each zone because the basement would shrink in size, so we worked with an open floor plan," says Gosselin. "This is also a good way to think if you're unsure of how you might use the basement in a few years." The kids' play space, tucked away towards the back of the basement, is slightly hidden from guests but still has plenty of space to store toys and games. Built-in shelving along one wall takes up minimal floor space, leaving more room for the children to play. A bright green paint from Sherwin Williams helps keep this room bright and light.