Here's a project which kind of sums up our design remit: that being to make ordinary homes extraordinary. Our remedy for this scandalous basement? Good storage in the side areas (we did this using concealed closets behind sliding wardrobe doors) and a jaunty new colour scheme - white with grey and orange accents. Building a faux chimney breast was a simple way to add interest, but installing 'off the shelf' windows (lit from behind through opaque film) provided the real surprise. With new flooring and inexpensive furniture from G H Johnston, our act of designer alchemy was complete. Enjoy!