When we first viewed this space it was clear it was only used for forgotten storage. This below ground basement originally had black painted ceiling joists and florescent shop lights dangling here and there. The owner said she was afraid to go downstairs as it felt creepy. Limited to just 900 sft, we had to make them all count. Opening up the stair landing was key to the area feeling more spacious and allowed the 2 existing window wells to provide daylight throughout. Open stair railings, hardwood floors at the landing and several walk through openings helped achieve our design goals. The Basement included an office, bedroom and bath, 2 generously sized storage closets and a gaming room.