This is a new page as of spring 2017 for basement finishing. Those that were a blank slate, from scratch.... Previous projects of this type can be found in Building remodeling and interior pages.
Finishing basement nearly from scratch winter 2018/19. It had the lower landing and 2 bed rooms. The bed rooms we redid the doors and ledges, re trimmed.
The Stairs and landing we took out the railing at bottom for a knee wall and new handrail.
Then added a 3/4 Bath, Bar, cat room, fireplace/family/theater area. Some built-in cabinets by Elite too!
Finished basement room and the back side of walls as well from scratch 7/17
We cut out the cement wall (see windows in above photo) for window well for egress to make a legal bed room and a second to just make the family room sooooo much the better.
Not using the circa 1960's drop ceiling and putting in a window well can make the basement feel like the rest of the house.
After opening up the windows, moving the furnace just a bit we framed for a family room and bedroom. Note the auxiliary electric heat, a good idea if the homes basement is not separately zoned. A gas stove, fireplace or pellet stove works well also. Note too the double pocket doors leading to a large storage room. Incorporated into all our basement designs is hiding the posts, pipes and the like so as to make it seam as much like the upper floor(s) as possible.
Incorporated into all our basement designs is hiding of posts, beams, pipes, vents, ducts, and the like so as to make it seam as much like the upper floor(s) as possible. All while retaining openness!
Basement Bath finishing that was partly ready for drains in floor, with custom cabinet.
If the first pic seams a bit bent, well ....it is. Tried something new for a small room shot.