Bright Family BasementTransitional Basement, Chicago

This space was inspired from a bright multi-color graphic fabric. Black was used throughout as a grounding force. It helps frame the space and gives it a 
sophisticated feel, providing a place for your eye to rest between the hits of color. The playful pops of color give the space some life - perfect for an energetic family. Given the low ceilings and lack of natural light, it was essential to make the space feel as bright and airy as possible - mirrors and strategic lighting help to achieve this feel. Built-ins help to give the space a custom high-end feel while providing much needed storage and functionality.

By Cathy Zaeske

Inspiration for a transitional basement remodel in Chicago —  Houzz
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lzaeder wrote:Feb 23, 2013
bosstang wrote:May 31, 2014
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    It's just a decorative element made from capiz shells. I believe it's a spin off on an antique Chinese cart wheel.
DB wrote:Feb 21, 2014
Mena wrote:Sep 15, 2013
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    hanks for your question. The mirrors were scored on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond of all places! You can find similar options at Grandin Road.
jwillis wrote:Jul 6, 2012

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becky
Becky Harris added this to Basement of the Week: Kicky Colors and Patterns Promise FunFeb 20, 2013

Exercise equipment is tucked behind the living area, where users can still enjoy a view of the TV. A Besta Burs Desk from Ikea serves as a sofa table.Your turn: Show us your basement redo!

amberhopman
Amber Hopman added this to Meet Your Get-Fit Goals With a Dual-Use GymDec 12, 2012

Sometimes you just need a well-placed piece of equipment. Positioned behind the sofa, this treadmill stays out of the action but still allows for some TV watching to help pass the time.

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afugier
afugier added this to BasementApr 27, 2019

Exercise equipment is tucked behind the living area, where users can still enjoy a view of the TV. A Besta Burs Desk from Ikea serves as a sofa table.

tthomasnw
tthomasnw added this to hangout zoneDec 26, 2018

bright accent wall is kinda fun...., using the column is kinda fun

marcy_hullander
Marcy Hullander added this to Marcy's ideasJun 12, 2017

Space saving desk behind couch with hidden seating

stephen_hua
Stephen Hua added this to Wish ListFeb 5, 2017

Similar layout to our workspace

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