I like some of the ideas for a basement! I think the patio door adds nice light, I don't have any natural light in our basement though.
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(Just some help with the recessed lighting idea) Here's How To Map Out Your Recessed Lights (An Infographic)
Ceiling - Exposed ceiling in a shallow basement - paint the rafters instead of covering them up to make the space look larger
Love the wood detailing along the stairway walls! House Crashing: Classic & Natural With A Twist
Only the coolest night light ever! LED light strips on stairway. Great idea for basement stairs. ESPECIALLY if there is a "movie theatre" in your basement.
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