Media room in Upper Holland, PAContemporary Home Theater, Philadelphia
Media room and finished basement in Upper Holland, PA.
Photo by John Welsh.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Lighting. The most critical component to making a basement a place people want to hang out is good lighting. Here's another example of a well-planned ceiling layout. The tray ceiling in the middle is surrounded by lower areas that can conceal ductwork and piping. It also gave the builder a spot to install indirect lighting. Because the ceilings in a basement are usually lower than elsewhere in the house, light reflected up off the ceiling — like the ambient lighting in this tray ceiling or the sconces on the wall — is better than light directed down.