The basement area in this house was already framed and had exterior windows and doors as well as plumbing for a bathroom when the homeowners called us to finish the space. Although the general layout had been determined, our challenges included creating clean and efficient ways to hide the ductwork, using quality details consistent with the rest of the house, and maintaining an open and light feeling without sacrificing valuable storage space. We dropped soffits where necessary to house ductwork, but were able to maintain high ceilings throughout a majority of the space. Beadboard wainscoting and tile details in the bath reflect the character of the rest of the home, as do the interior doors, molding, plumbing and light fixtures, stair railing and newel post details. A room with a large window providing generous light and backyard views was the perfect place for an office and daybed. French doors were installed as an attractive way to close off the storage area and match the existing exterior doors leading to the backyard. The large open area benefits from the light and views provided by the French doors and provides entertainment as well as exercise space. The end result of this project provides the homeowners with the overflow space they desired as well as the character and quality reflected in the rest of the home.