powered by
Ideabooks
Photos
Products
Ideabooks
Discussions
Professionals
Users

Basements 74 Stories

Basements are tricky. These large spaces beg for a new use, but they often become dumping grounds for all of life's extras. If selling your house in this market isn't an option but...
Basements are tricky. These large spaces beg for a new use, but they often become dumping grounds for all of life's extras. If selling your house in this market isn't an option but...
How to Dig Down for Extra Living Space
When you're adding space to your home, there are usually three options: down, out or up. Knowing which is right for you means weighing a number considerations — from cost and design, to function and feasibility. If you're thinking of...
More Living Space: Making Room for Family
Many of us with children of a certain age are experiencing a "boomerang generation." Whether because of a desire to save money, a change in lifestyle, a delay in landing a job after college or some other reason, the boomerang generation is coming back...
Basement of the Week: London Pub Ambience in Upstate New York
“This is what I'd call a very sophisticated man cave," says architect James Crisp. "The owner really had the vision, and the contractor, Jim Muncey of Structure Works,...
What Lies Beneath? A Tiki Bar Basement
This 105-year-old bungalow on a quiet street in southeast Portland, Oregon, has a secret. Upstairs it’s a neatly kept, renovated 1910 Craftsman. Downstairs, however, hides an explosion of midcentury pop culture in the form of a basement tiki bar. Think...
Room of the Day: Swank Basement Redo for a 100-Year-Old Row House
Last year Tim Hulsey and Lettie Flores bought a century-old row house in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. They hired architect Brandon Pace to update some of the home’s finishes while preserving the overall feel of the space. As the basement had 6-foot...
Houzz Tour: Basement Now a Light-Filled Family Living Space
Living in a three-story Victorian house and renting out the basement flat made perfect sense when these London homeowners were just a couple. But as they embarked on family life, the idea of reclaiming the basement space to create one big townhouse took...
Key Measurements: Recreation Rooms Rule
The space required for recreation rooms can easily extend beyond the square footage of the average home. You may have limits, but some space dedicated to re-creating yourself compensates for hard work and long hours at your job. There are many types...
Room of the Day: Family Digs In for a Chic New Kitchen and Dining Area
Andrea and Adam Freeman adopted a gradual approach when it came to renovating their Edwardian family home in Kingston, a suburb of London. After they moved in a decade ago, the Freemans tackled the loft conversion as well as other light renovation work...
Take Your Cue: Planning a Pool Table Room
For many people the clack of colliding pool balls recalls happy times. That’s one reason pool tables are a classic addition to the game room, basement, garage, family room, loft, man cave or even dining room. But planning for a pool table requires more...
Basement of the Week: Gaming and Jamming Near Toronto
This basement was designed with two teenage boys in mind — one a musician, and the other a gamer. Although the basement was previously finished, interior designer Paula Biondi gave it a...
Basement of the Week: Rustic Sophistication in the Blue Ridge Mountains
When a family was having this home built in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, they let their team fly free and have fun designing the lower level. The woodsy mountain surroundings inspired rustic finishes, while the home theater inspired some...
Basement of the Week: Apartment-Style Living (and Partying)
When interior designer Robin LaMonte and her husband, Steven, saw this Atlanta home, they knew it was the one. They loved the structure’s potential and, of course, the...
Basement of the Week: Casual Luxury in Toronto
These homeowners love their newly finished basement so much, one of them wants to swap our the master bedroom upstairs for one of the bedrooms down here. “The style upstairs is more rustic, and my clients wanted to do something totally different down...
Basement of the Week: Luxurious and Lovely in Tennessee
“But where will we put my LeRoy Neimans?” asked homeowner Bill, after the home decorating was done upstairs. “Our firm had completed a lot of work throughout this home, but there simply wasn’t a good space where his favorite artwork would fit...
The content on this page is provided by Houzz and is subject to the Houzz terms of use, copyright and privacy policy.
Copyright claims: contact the Houzz designated agent.