My Houzz: Creative Moves Turn a Toronto Basement Into a Stylish RentalContemporary Basement, Toronto

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Design: Creative Union Network

Basement - contemporary look-out concrete floor and gray floor basement idea in Toronto with no fireplace and white walls —  Houzz
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tatianarusski wrote:Apr 24, 2013
  • Noreen Marquez
    I would like to know about the red bench also.
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    Hi Tatiana and Noreen, I assume you are talking about the red couch. We found it at a vintage store.
lehighrobinson wrote:Jul 16, 2015
    Melanie Foley wrote:Sep 9, 2013

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      Michelle Gage | Interior Designer added this to 10 Ideas for an Anything-but-Boring BasementFeb 3, 2016

      4. Live colorfully. Though I recommend keeping the walls a lighter shade, that doesn’t mean color should be banned in a basement. This below-ground space is often a great place to test out bolder options. Maybe hot pink is too daring for your living room? Try the look in the basement first and then consider bringing it upstairs once you’ve warmed up to it.

      Andrew Snow Photography added this to My Houzz: Creative Moves Turn a Toronto Basement Into a Stylish RentalApr 13, 2013

      The main living space in the basement is light filled and has an open floor plan. To make the basement habitable, Bader and Mitanidis raised the ceiling height through a combination of two structural techniques: benching and underpinning. Benching involves pouring a new, deeper foundation inside the existing one, while underpinning means it gets poured underneath. Underpinning is much more expensive but doesn't take up any floor space, so they used it in tight areas, such as the powder room, and benched everywhere else.Chair: Poang, Ikea; open shelving: Lack, Ikea; pine shelving, coffee table: Creative Union

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      elbeesee added this to BasementFeb 22, 2019

      Use old door for storage entrance

      Bridget added this to PrincetonNov 2, 2018

      Keep the wall footing 12” x 18” and make a bench/sleeping space.

      Kristina Brophy added this to ADUsOct 11, 2018

      Bright, airy, cheerful, use of built ins for additional storage eliminates the need for more furniture and allows for flexibility of use

      Dallin added this to BasementOct 1, 2018

      Small space but shelving adds a lot.

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