This was how the basement looked after we ripped out all the walls last September. Features included a ginormous octopus furnace, fabulous speckled asbestos flooring and soiled ceiling tiles. Plus a lot of conduit wires below the ceiling joists.
The Details | Flooring & Paint
A few years ago we went on the Build it Green Tour and one of the homes featured was an old bungalow with a remodeled basement. They had installed bamboo floors and I was struck at how bright and welcoming it made the space. I knew if we ever ended up remodeling our own basement we would do the same.
I love the versatility and practicality of FLOR carpet tiles. We chose this design for the contrast and durability (ability to withstand muddy paws and still look new).
I chose Pistachio and Pecan from Divine Color. I looked for a shade of green that would match my logo combined with a color that would offset its boldness. I love Divine Paint – it truly goes on like yogurt and you can often get by with just one coat.
The Details | Lighting
In addition to the recessed lighting, I wanted pendant lights over my desk. I looked everywhere to find a style that was simple, modern and unique. I discovered this company in DWELL and found so many fabulous styles on their website I had trouble deciding which to choose.
The Details | Cabinetry
We did end up hiring a carpenter for the custom cabinets and it was definitely money well spent. Organization is such a challenge for me but with these cabinets and drawers it’s easy to keep all my office and art supplies organized and out of sight. There’s the home studio tour. On deck for tomorrow: the hallway (when you’ve been living in just over 800 square feet it counts as a room in itself). I skipped the Photo of the Week feature this week. We just returned from a weekend in Seattle and it will return next Sunday!