Neighborhood appeal and opinions of Puget Sound offered this household in their Washington home, despite their knowing they would soon require extra living and play area for their 6-year-old brothers, a boy and a woman. The cellar was in a way-too-scary requirement for children, but it had potential. They tapped interior designer Kari Hill of Studio Home to transform it into a tranquil space with space for play, hosting and storage guests.

Basement at a Glance
Who lives here: A couple and their 6-year-old twins
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington
Size: Around 1,000 square feet; 1 bedroom, 1 bath, and family room

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AFTER: Among those homeowners grew up near a barn in Eastern Washington. This motivated the sliding barn door that Hill made and designed to your guest room. She picked Sherwin-Williams’ Grizzle Gray to your barn door and had the track painted to match.

“My client desired calm tones in grays, tans and blacks,” Hill says. The client then picked these coordinating botanical photos from Ikea to increase the calm feel.

Wall paint (used through the cellar): Balanced Beige, Sherwin-Williams; photos: Ikea

Before Photo

BEFORE: The present cellar, with its concrete floor and items falling out of the ceiling, was not just family friendly, and also the present framing would have generated awkward closet-size rooms.

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A photograph of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge, that connects Gig Harbor to Tacoma, hangs in a recessed wall market near the living area. Soft, extra-thick carpet, using 8-pound padding underneath, is kid friendly and warm underfoot.

Carpet: Sparrow, Elegant Illustration by Shaw

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The bath that is entire is extended to by the color palette. The cabinetry is maple with an onyx finish.

Tumbled slate 3- from 3-inch flooring tiles link the dressing table colours to the beige walls. The counters are Mojave quartz. The bathtub is lined in 6- by 6-inch cream-colored ceramic tile, which Hill laid out in a brick joint blueprint for added interest.

Cabinetry: Medallion

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A sectional sofa in chocolate can also be kid friendly and gives a comfy spot where the household can kick back and watch films. Hill designed the media center . “We utilized a walnut wood with an onyx stain and chose Shaker doors,” she says. “Because walnut is really hard, it produces a nice wash.”

The massive picture can also be from Ikea. “We also drywalled another storage area, so the children can keep their toys there and bring them to the family room when they want to play with them,” Hill says.

Cabinetry: Medallion Cabinetry

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