The current basement is finished but otherwise a blank slate. It has a terrible drop ceiling and existing carpet that both must go. It has a bathroom with a shower that also needs a little cleaning up. Our intent is to make a family room with a bar, an office, and a play area for Sophie.
As an architect, I am pretty excited. In many of the other rooms in the home, what we will do will mostly be dictated by the existing architecture. This is one of the few places in the house where we can do whatever we want. I hope to do a well-crafted interior as a way to keep with the theme of the rooms on the main floors. With a little creativity, and by using both recycled and natural materials, I think we can end up with something unique.
I will continue to update this as the design progresses.