Newly renovated basement living space

Basement Renovations

A top to bottom renovation of a 1939 bungalow in Bethesda, MD totally transformed a dark and dated house into an open, bright and welcoming home. The old basement was a warren of oddly placed and shaped rooms with low bulkheads throughout that resulted in awkward, claustrophobic spaces. We completely gutted and reimagined the layout, relocating the laundry room (formerly just a closet off the family room), expanding the bathroom, removing a stair wall, replacing windows and resizing/raising the ductwork to make the space feel open and inviting. Removing the old laundry closet created the perfect spot for an art nook, a great place for budding artists to create and display their art projects. The custom under-stair storage cubbies can be used to stow away kids’ toys, extra linens, and other odds and ends. Replacing the solid stair wall with an open wood slat wall provides sightlines while the natural wood gives a nod to the light oak floors above.