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Inspiration: Basement

Basement can be seen as a dark and dingy area of a home where the potential is often forgotten. I recently scrolled through House & Home website and found a few videos that will inspire you to rethink your basement potential.

My favorite was Suzanne Dimma’s basement renovation where she converted her basement into an office, a common area and a wonderful new laundry room in a Scandinavian aesthetic. One can spend a whole day down in her basement and not feel claustrophobic.

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Here is a video from House & Home with a tour of the basement.

Barbara Bundy renovated her 900 sf basement into a traditional and cosy family space that anyone would want to hang out in. Similar to Suzanne Dimma’s basement, the decor in this basement can easily be above ground.

You can see a video of this wonderful renovation at this link at House & Home.

For the 2012 Princess Margaret Hospital show home, Lynda Reeves designed this spacious basement filled with IKEA products. The catch is that it does not look like you walked into IKEA and the end result is a luxurious and bright basement.

Last but not least is the 2015 Princess Margaret Showhouse’s Basement. This basement comes with its own putting green and a home theater. If money is not a problem, this basement is to die for.


Here are some additional inspirations for your basement. The recurring theme is an airy and light basement with splashes of colors and textures to liven up the space.

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Another amazing basement renovation is from Deuce Cities Hen House. The blogger did a fantastic job with a small basement and provided a lot of details on her site.

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For related articles, visit the DESIGN page.

Author: Chau Hoang

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Photos and videos are courtesy of House & Home.

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