Basement Remodel: From Scary to Sunny

By Andrew Young //
Rasement Remodel Before and After
Custom woodwork project by Young & Son

Young & Son custom woodwork in Oregonian’s Home and Garden section.

We can’t think of a better way to launch our blog than to share with you a recent Young & Son woodwork project that was featured in the Oregonian’s Home & Garden section!

A dramatic basement overhaul packed with tons of custom cabinetry, built-ins, stairs and more.

The basement was quite typical for a house of its era: a dark space that had been cobbled together through the years to suit this or that purpose. Not really anywhere you’d send your kids to play. ~ Andrew Young

The before photo below gives you a good view into what the basement used to look like. The window that is semi-covered by the doors leaning against the wall was filled in. A new window went in a bit farther north along the wall and brings light into the laundry room.

Basement Remodel

Photo courtesy of MkM Architecture.

Architect Mary Hogue sketched out the plan for a shelving and storage unit with a built-in bench. Young and Son brought her ideas to fruition.

Basement built-in cabinets

Photo courtesy of Doug Beghtel, The Oregonian

Resizing the stair risers and treads allowed Young and Son to reconfigure the staircase at less of an angle, opening up some headroom. The pony wall to the left of the stairs has become a great spot to set anything that needs to go back upstairs.

Basement Stairs Before and After

Basement stairs remodel before & after

Check out the article online here.

We can’t thank The Littlejohn’s enough for opening up their home to the Oregonian and sharing with everyone how well everything turned out.