What comes to your mind when we mention the word basement? It is a dark and dusty space which is rarely visited and is always filled with unused stuff and usually functions as a warehouse. The only time you really need it is when you are challenged by terrible hurricane or as a hiding place from dangerous things or intruders. See, this very part of the house can be amazing if you know how to make it worth and do real justice to it.
The marvelous example is shown by Princeton Design Collaborative which designed and renovated the basement of modern 535 sq ft apartment in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. It was actually designed in 2011 but its stunning and lavish presence is fantastic even now. The concept was to re-invent and re-interpret the classic 1960′s knotty pine basement “rec” room.
The lighting of this space was paid more attentions compared to the other.It has to get both good natural and artificial light since this place is always dark. New stain glass windows and skylights are installed to get natural light from the sun while energy efficient down lights is used for the artificial one.
Most lines are detailed in the wood panels and millwork. They work to organize the composition in three horizontal zones. There is abundance use of woodwork here. And not to over- powering them, metallic back painted frosted glass accents are applied on some surfaces.
The space looks so elegant and very classy. The feel is also very comfortable since most of the furniture is custom made. There are so many fun things included which make the space is a perfect hiding place that offers sumptuous moments to cherish.