Dream House Studios, Inc.Transitional Basement, DC Metro
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10. Game room. Basements often serve as recreation rooms, with pingpong and pool tables. But bear in mind that columns can affect your layout and consider the circulation space needed around your game tables.Key Measurements: Recreation Rooms Rule
8. Make it for adults. Who says kids get to have all the fun? Create a space that is ideal for adult play. Set up a bar and pool table for fun Friday nights. If you have children, they can still use the space — just make sure to keep toys and clutter out of sight and out of mind.
4. French doors. Adding windows to a doorway (by converting to French doors) also gives the eye that sense of peeking out into a space beyond, and lets a new ambient light source in, even if the adjacent “room” is simply a pantry. Add a few lights inside or a single ceiling fixture (with a cool fluorescent bulb), and the hint of light pouring out will give the illusion of daylight.
1. Gray and white in Virginia. Crown molding contrasts with soft gray walls to visually open up this elegant basement. This refreshing space proves that basements don't have to be dark and dingy — a coat of paint can make all the difference.