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In This Segment

Toronto designer Barbara Purdy proves that basements can be just as warm and cheerful as upper floors. Tour through her basement reno, complete with a laundry room, cosy media room, queen Murphy bed for guests and a relocated bathroom with glass-enclosed shower. Moving the laundry room and bathroom made the 900-square-foot layout seem much more spacious. Plus, discover how she pinched pennies with Ikea butcher block countertops, a reclaimed wood fireplace mantel and a recovered hand-me-down sofa.

See more photos of their cottage in our June 2011 issue.

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Design, Barbara Purdy, Barbara Purdy Design, Toronto (416) 784-3400 or visit Barbarapurdydesign.com; contractor, John Shouten, JCS Contracting, Toronto (647) 444-9385 or email johnshouten2 @gmail.com. Bed area: Bedspread, bedding, Lucca Fine Linens, Toronto (416) 485-4999; accent pillow, Virginia Johnson, Toronto (416) 516-3366 or visit Virginiajohnson.com; baskets, West Elm, visit Westelm.com; wall colour, Oxford White (CC-30) from the Designer Classics collection, niche colour, Amherst Gray (HC-167) from the Historical Colour collection, Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit Benjaminmoore.ca. Living room: Sofa reupholstery, Cooper Bros., Toronto (416) 789-7671 or visit Cooperbros.com; rug, side table, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885, 1-888-276- 3583 or visit Elte.com; plaid chair, Silva, Toronto (416) 638-9595 or visit Silva4home.com for retailers across Canada; leather chair, Absolutely Inc., Toronto (416) 324-8351 or visit Absolutelyinc.com; coffee table, Boo Boo & Lefty, Toronto (416) 929-2223; floor lamp, Angus & Company, Toronto (416) 537-4104 or visit Angusandcompany.com; leather folding stools, ChairTableLamp, Toronto (416) 934-1021 or visit Chairtablelamp.blogspot.com; black and white pillow, Ikea, Vancouver (604) 273-2051, Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 636-1000, Calgary (403) 273-4338, Edmonton (780) 433-6000, Burlington, Ont. (905) 681-IKEA, Toronto (416) 222-IKEA, (416) 646-IKEA, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 695-5075, Ottawa (613) 829-4530, Montreal (514) 738-2167, Boucherville, Que. (450) 449-6755, 1-866-866-IKEA or visit Ikea.ca; dotted mustard pillow, West Elm, as above; wall colour, Oxford White (CC-30) from the Designer Classics collection, Benjamin Moore, as above; artwork by Agnieszka Foltyn, Art Interiors, Toronto (416) 488-3157 or visit Artinteriors.ca; millwork, John Shouten, JCS Contracting, as above; black vases, owl, West Elm, as above. Laundry room: Stool, Elte, as above; vases, rectangular baskets, West Elm, as above; basket (with leather handles), Angus & Company, as above; cabinets, countertop, Ikea, as above; faucet, sink, Roman Bath Centre, Toronto (416) 787-1219 or visit Romanbathcentre.com; blinds, W.H. Kilby & Co. Bamboo Bazaar, Toronto (416) 656-1065 or visit Bamboobazaar.ca; wood-look porcelain floor tiles, Stone Tile International, Toronto (416) 515-9000, 1-866-669-1103 or visit Stone-tile.com. Bathroom: Sink, stand, mirror, faucet, shower kit, Roman Bath Centre, as above; bathmat, basket, vase, towels, West Elm, as above; sconces, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or visit Dwr.com; shower door, Imagination in Glass, Concord, Ont. (905) 669-1043.

Credits

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynda Reeves

DIRECTOR TV PRODUCTION & ONLINE VIDEO

Sheri Graham Delagran

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Jason Stickley

SEGMENT PRODUCER

Ryan Louis

STYLIST

Reiko Caron

EDITOR

Andrew Noddin

WEB ADMINISTRATOR

Scott Polley

ONLINE DESIGNER

Jessica Piekarski

Runtime: 4:43
Released: September 26, 2011
Featuring: Barbara Purdy
Channel: Home Tour