This Islip Terrace basement was converted from a utility room space to a bright finished playroom space for small toddlers, with finished living room space for adults.
After: Playroom/ Media Room. This photo shows the space with the walls removed and a new handrail added to the staircase.
Before: Stairwell. Dark enclosed stairwell with tight wall spacing.
Open Stairwell in Progress
After: Playroom. We removed the stairwell wall to allow more light from upstairs to filter down.
Before: Playroom. Existing play space in dark basement.
After: Stairwell. Opening up the stairwell space to the main floor living area greatly increased the light and usefulness of this basement space.