Madison Taylor’s goal was to create a cosy, engaging, family-friendly, multipurpose basement space. “We wanted a space that could be used by the whole family at once” says Madison.

Inspired by fun, neutral textures and warm, natural wood materials, Madison created a space that includes a media room, server, kids’ play zone, gym, two bedrooms and one bathroom while maintaining an open concept feel that is inviting and visually intriguing.

A DRIcore Subfloor was installed prior to laying the floor covering to ensure a dry, warm space for years to come. The open concept space uses ceiling bulkheads and flooring material variations to define the different areas within the space. AV equipment is also hidden within the bulkheads, keeping the space open and uncluttered.



A counter top with bar stools creates a great place for serving refreshments when entertaining, doing homework, or enjoying a snack while still being able to interact with others in the room.




A mixture of metals, patterns and textures are used to add visual interest without using a lot of colour.




A DRIcore Subfloor creates the perfect base for
a comfortable, warm floor. Carpet tiles add visual interest, comfort underfoot and practicality while a mosaic tile floor mat adds visual intrigue at the base of the stairs. – DRIcore,




Floor mats define space for the gym equipment while maintaining the open feel of the room.




Screen captures from the homeowner’s favourite movie are used to create custom artwork.


Text by Madison Taylor

Photography by Nat Caron Studio


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