By LuAnne Silvia, ASID
The most rewarding part of our work is making an impact on our client’s lives by changing their environment. We recently had the pleasure of helping a busy St Paul family. With their children nearing teenage yeras they want their home to be a comfortable place for friends to gather. Their unfinished basement had potential to provide a media room. The basement has existing pipes located in the middle of the open space and low HVAC ductwork just above head height. They enjoy entertaining and spending time together as a family. They wanted to transform their unfinished space into a media room, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a laundry room. They also wanted to maintain some storage space, an overflow pantry, a tool bench and an exercise area. It was a space planning challenge! And a lot to consider: the architectural style of their older home and desire to have a connection between the upstairs and downstairs, the budget.