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Basement Nook Remodel

Reinvent function in an unused space.

House & Home senior editor Meg Crossley had no use for a second kitchen in her basement, so she had the cabinets, plumbing and wiring removed. In its place, she created a calm nook with a vintage gateleg table that can double as a desk. She painted the walls white to make the ceiling seem higher and added framed inexpensive art prints, which she bought on Etsy. The floors are laminate in an elm finish to create cohesion with the upstairs. The key is that wood floors make a basement not look like a basement. And ultimately, that’s what you want.

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