We recently finished a basement in a townhouse in Dover, MA. What made this basement finishing project unique was the unusual 13-foot ceiling in a small footprint. The homeowner wanted to maximize the available space in this small area. A 13-foot ceiling doesn’t provide quite enough vertical space for two full floors, so we decided to add a loft. The space is intended to be used as a kids playroom/media room, so a loft space adds approximately another 75 square feet of usable area that could serve multiple roles.
The primary objective of this project was to provide a space for the homeowner’s 9-year old child. Their living room wasn’t serving well as an indoor hockey rink, so they needed a good space for him to go which was designed to be kid-friendly. We started with concrete walls. We added a moisture barrier and insulation then finished the walls with drywall and a smooth plaster finish. The addition of LED lighting in the ceiling, expansion of the HVAC system, and pre-wired the media wall.
Various finishes included a reclaimed barn board feature wall in the loft space, a custom rope railing system, and a custom, removable ladder that leads to the bonus loft space. The homeowner plans to paint the space themselves and install carpeting to finish the space and make it a nice, comfortable play area.
Some quick takeaways from this project are:
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