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Beautiful Basements: Furnishing and Decorating Your Home’s Lower Level


Need more square-footage? Take a look downstairs. From a sprawling wine cellar to a compact English basement, these lower levels make the most of their space.

A homeowner with a passion for wine—and a very large collection—creates a custom cellar in McLean.

How a sprawling, unfinished basement in Chevy Chase became a space the whole family could enjoy.

When your children love to play tennis, adding a basement sport court is a winning decision.

Thanks to clean lines and a tight design, an English basement in Georgetown feels much larger than it is.

A Potomac homeowner wanted a pool. His house’s steep lot made it perfect for adding one to the basement.

With low ceilings and few windows, basements can be tricky to renovate. We talked to builders and architects about how to solve six common problems.

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