The attic of Gavin Smith's Craftsman-style home in Seattle was a dark, cluttered space before he set about transforming it himself. Bamboo flooring and daybeds with accompanying skylights create a brighter, roomier atmosphere.
There isn't a whole lot of space surrounding the attic workstation in designer Jens Risom's Rhode Island vacation home, but the upwards gaze of the accompanying skylight gives the mind plenty of room to roam.
Architect Michael P. Johnson kept his client's passions in mind when redesigning a ranch house in Winter Park, Colorado. The owner, a graphic artist formerly based in New York, can now work freely in her spacious basement studio.
In order to add space to a Tel Aviv apartment in a historic neighborhood with serious building restrictions, the design team decided to aim lower, excavating a brand new basement that containted 860 square feet of additional living space.
When remodeling his Oakland, California Victorian, Mike McDonald worked with a designer to convert the upstairs attic into a cozy second living room.
As the father of two small children, architect Jamie Darnell made sure to incorporate a basement playroom into his plans for his family home in Kansas City, Missouri. Windows coated in polycarbonate greenhouse glaze illuminate the space.
Designer Omer Abel's attic bedroom in his Vancouver home features plenty of sunlight and a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture.