DillonIndustrial Basement, New York
The new basement is the ultimate multi-functional space. A bar, foosball table, dartboard, and glass garage door with direct access to the back provide endless entertainment for guests; a cozy seating area with a whiteboard and pop-up television is perfect for Mike's work training sessions (or relaxing!); and a small playhouse and fun zone offer endless possibilities for the family's son, James.
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7. Go Up to the RaftersDropped ceilings are most commonly removed in basements because they often have the lowest ceilings in the house. This exposes the ceiling joists and beams, as well wires, pipes and ductwork, creating an industrial loft-like look. In this project from The Cousins, the ceiling’s dark color helps camouflage those elements.More on HouzzRead other stories about how to address ceilingsFind a local contractorShop for furnishings, decor and more
The newly finished basement has an intentionally unfinished look that gives it a cool industrial vibe. “We were going for a very utilitarian feel and wanted to keep the raw building materials,” Colaneri says. Simply painting the open 9-foot-high ceiling allowed for more height; a drop ceiling or drywall would have closed down on the space. More reasons to paint the ceiling black