Industrial Chic BasementTransitional Basement, Portland
Mosaik Design & Remodeling recently completed a basement remodel in Portland’s SW Vista Hills neighborhood that helped a family of four reclaim 1,700 unused square feet. Now there's a comfortable, industrial chic living space that appeals to the entire family and gets maximum use.
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3. Large art. Similar to a mirror, a large art piece (especially one in a white or metallic frame with a lot of white background) breaks up walls like a window would and brings in a snap of lightness for those who don’t like white as a floor-to-ceiling color.Turn your vision into a reality — work with an artist to create a piece of custom artwork for your home
Make some simple homemade snacks. Do you have an air popper? If you love popcorn and don’t yet have one, think about getting one of these handy little appliances. Most are reasonably priced, and they allow you to whip up fresh popcorn that tastes far superior to the microwavable kind. Of course, being at home opens up tons of other snack possibilities, and it can be fun to indulge in a treat that you couldn’t buy in a movie theater. Why not serve a cheese plate, cocktails (or mocktails) or ice cream sundaes?Find air poppers on Houzz
Join a membership warehouse and make sure that your house is always stocked with snacks and beverages. Set them out in a welcoming way, and soon you won’t have to nag your kids to stay in, because your game room (or part-time game room) and little bags of chips will do the job for you. The same goes for having people over to watch football. If someone in your home is a sports fanatic, make sure you have durable bowls for popcorn and chicken wings, as well as comfy seating and a coffee table or an ottoman that’s tough enough to stand up to a bunch of excited sports fans.
3. Focused on FamilyDesigner Erin Davis of Mosaik Design & Remodeling and Jenny Guggenheim of Fig Studio Interior Design designed and built this family-friendly basement, which includes a TV area, game area, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. It is a walk-out basement bathed in natural light.
Roadblock 3: My family is so messy, I don't know where to begin.It is possible to have a fun, stylish home with kids in the house, but there's no point in tackling any other decorating projects when clutter is spilling out from every corner. Set aside a whole weekend to pare down and donate unwanted items, or do a little bit each day — the important part is to actually get rid of some stuff before you try to organize it. When you are starting with less, the organizing process will be much easier.