Trade Se­crets

Chic slid­ing doors al­low for both day­light and pri­vacy.

Western Living - - CON­TENTS -

How to make a base­ment bed­room into a bright and airy oa­sis.

Tak­ing on a base­ment suite re­design for a multi-gen­er­a­tional fam­ily home is no easy task: how do you cre­ate a bright-and-airy vibe when you’re fight­ing low ceil­ings and lim­ited light? If you’re de­signer An­gela Robin­son, you in­stall cus­tom light­weight slid­ing glass doors—a modern take on tra­di­tional Ja­panese screens. “They separate the bed­room from the liv­ing room while still al­low­ing day­light to fil­ter through,” says Robin­son. And when the home­own­ers are crav­ing a lit­tle more pri­vacy than glass pan­els al­low? They can just draw the linen cur­tains.

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