If you live in a small house, you might be eying the basement for a little additional living space. Sure, there are challenges to basements: small windows, low ceilings, mechanical systems, unfinished space that requires renovation:
But if you can work around these drawbacks (what design isn't made better by the problems it's presented with, anyway?), the basement can be a wonderful place to pick up some extra square footage. Here, we see the basement used for everything from living rooms to laundry rooms, bedrooms to offices. See how each room overcomes the baggage that basements always bring at Canadian House & Home.