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Basement / EXPANDING DOWN UNDERContemporary Basement, Philadelphia

Lower Level family room with Acoustic ceiling and built in storage
Photo by:Jeffrey Edward Tryon

Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary look-out carpeted and yellow floor basement remodel in Philadelphia with white walls —  Houzz
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Anne Gardiner wrote:Sep 28, 2015
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    Hello - nice job. Can you confirm what the floor to ceiling height is in this basement?

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    Princeton Design Collaborative

    Thank you for the compliment. This is in an house build in the 50's with a challenge with ceiling heights at the basement. So we analyzed all low hanging elements (mostly duct work) and reconfigured the ducts to a achieve a 7'-4" clear ceiling heights with 6'-5" at the corridor where we concealed all the duct-work. It surprisingly feels much taller.

fiveislanda wrote:Jun 14, 2018
sanchoisourdog wrote:Dec 27, 2015
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    Princeton Design Collaborative

    The stair was a custom design and specified by us. It was built by the general contractor. The treads and handrial are beach. The stringers are painted wood with steel posts to hold the stainless steel cables. Thank you for the compliment.

rubenkincaid wrote:Sep 29, 2015
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    Princeton Design Collaborative

    Thank you for the compliment. All floors are sustainable cork except in the bath that is 1x1 tile .

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to The 20 Most Popular Basement Photos of 2015Dec 10, 2015

Ceiling treatment. Another design challenge down under is awkward low ceilings that are cut up by ductwork, pipes and wiring. In this basement, the architects reconfigured the ductwork and created interest with perforated corrugated metal panels that are easy to remove for access to wires. See more of this basementCarpet: Masland Carpets & Rugs

Becky Harris added this to Basement Becomes a Family-Friendly Lower LevelSep 10, 2015

A striped rug emphasizes the room’s width, which mitigates the long, narrow proportions. A large sectional sofa and a table at the end of the room delineate two separate areas within the large, open space. “We always want to make the most of dead space, which existed behind these walls,” Conroy says. They used a thick-wall strategy, creating a series of niches wrapped in natural beechwood, including a seat with cabinets behind it, a wine rack wall and a deep recess for the TV, all with cabinets underneath and around them in contrasting white. The niches break up the long wall and add storage for board games and wine as well as display space. They also provided an opportunity to layer in more lighting, which we’ll get to in a minute. These kinds of thoughtful design solutions and details are proof positive of why hiring professional designers is worth every penny and then some.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

chigginz added this to Malhuer BasementApr 29, 2019

The surrounding cabinet at tv area

rockview1 added this to RemodelMar 26, 2019

composition of space, metal stair, soft lighting. metal ceiling is cool but not functional in our case

Emily Shaw added this to BasementFeb 16, 2019

Corrugated ceiling and cork tiles

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