Basement staircase

“Before”

Drywalled basement stairwell before cutout

Drywalled basement stairwell before cutout

Most basements have a narrow stairwell that is completely closed in. This image shows how dark this staircase is and how the walls make this space feel closed in. The customer did not like this tunnel down into her basement.

“After”

basement stairwell drywall cutoutBasement stairwell drywall cutout

This is a great “After” image of the same staircase! Now the same staircase has become an architectural feature that allows light to pass through and enlargens the space in this basement. It joins the two spaces to make a great family entertaining room!

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Allure of Painted Ceilings

smooth ceilings in kitchen
Kitchen in remodeled home with center island.

The “allure” of painted smooth ceilings can be found in many new homes these days. Smooth ceilings give the illusion of a higher ceiling as well as transfer light along its surface more easily than texture. The ability to clean grease stains or spaghetti sauce is much easier than a textured ceiling as well. Nice, clean and sleek!

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