Using small basement space

MyGardenWebJanuary 24, 2012

Good morning~ Would be interested in ideas on how I could use a smallish basement space. This basement space is finished very nicely with ceramic tile floor, sage green paint and white trim. No windows, so I am moving the office out of here and upstairs, since I really miss working by a sunny window. Space is like a right angle Z. Adjacent to boiler room and staircase.

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x447/carli8020/bsmtspace.jpg

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MyGardenWeb

here is picture

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 10:50AM
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fnmroberts

Are you looking for a man cave, home theatre, storage or anything specific?

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 12:35PM
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MyGardenWeb

Hi, looking for something that is not a man cave and not an office. I'm open to other ideas or blended ideas.

It's not easy to decide a purpose because the boiler room (oil burner, not gas) is right there. Even though it has an external vent opening, the solid fireproof door-- which opens into boiler room rather than out-- is usually opened a crack for additional venting. Because of boiler room proximity I don't feel this is a space that someone should spend several hours a day in... What do you think?

And I don't know how to post my picture directly to my message -(

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 4:12PM
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fnmroberts

First, if you're concerned about the boiler expelling fumes, install at CO detector immediately.

It is difficult to help design a space without knowing usage or style. I'm linking photos of our basement which may provide ideas. You will probably want to go beyond the 1st page to see the room. We use it for entertaining primarily. As a great room, color is used to define areas. Comments below some of the photos offer additional information. Hope this helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Our Basement

    Bookmark   January 25, 2012 at 6:30AM
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