Urban Loft Downstairs?
Sometimes the style drives the design, but in this old basement the design drove the style elements. With exposed stone walls, open joist ceilings, stained and polished floors (a solution to our paint issue), we just kept going with the urban look by cladding our walls in stained wood, light and bright to help with the "cellar effect". The main stairs of the home were custom build so we replicated those with open risers and failings which opened up the space and allowed a stairwell window to spill more light into the basement. Our designers added some contemporary, modern look built-ins to finish off the loft look.