From Dark and Scary to Sleek and Modern: A Complete Basement Makeover!

From Dark and Scary to Sleek and Modern: A Complete Basement Makeover!

Looking at these 'before' photos, it's almost impossible to picture this subterranean space as the home of anything other than a few hundred man-eating spiders.  Almost... until you throw a complete renovation and an awesome sense of style at the problem.  

created at: 08/29/2011

created at: 08/29/2011

While we were busy making water walls and firefly jars, homeowners Anthony and Naomi Cataldo spent the majority of their summer gutting their basement, installing HVAC systems, and pouring concrete.  The massive amount of work, sweat, and more work paid off - their dark and scary basement is now a sleek and modern den!  The whole renovation is chronicled start to finish on their blog 21 Port, so hop over there for the full tale.  And of course, a big ol' "great job" to Anthony and Naomi!

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Abdel Irada on Apr 08, 2012:

Dark? You don't know from dark. If you want "dark," you should try the basement in our old farmhouse in Vermont when I was growing up in the early 1970s. I think it was the prototype of the "haunted cellar" motif.

DesigningMom on Aug 30, 2011:

Wow! Great transformation!

CapreeK on Aug 29, 2011:

Isn't it, though? They did such a great job! If you end up tackling your own basement, please post pics! :)

April on Aug 29, 2011:

This is seriously inspirational. I hope we can do the same someday!

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