a new favorite spot in the house.
The Rasmussens have a sweet little house in a prime SE Portland location. Although their existing basement was finished, it was pretty dark and dingy before we got a hold of it. They knew it could function so much better with an improved bathroom, an official bedroom and a comfortable living/play space for the family. We kept the zones relatively the same but completely gutted and rebuilt everything with a slightly more sensible layout and a goal of simplicity and serenity. The result was that they wanted to move their master bedroom down to the basement so they could be there even more of the time!