We leave our stairs as open as possible to the rest of the house to make the
basement fill as if it is just another floor of the house as opposed to feeling
like a cellar.
We used an antique leaded glass window (upper right) to allow light into a
home office.  Notice the built in bow front fish tank (access to tank is from
mech. room and has a water supply and drain).
Media area with 5.1 surround and coffered ceiling
Dining area and wet bar.
Simple arched fireplace in pool table area.
Creative Carpentry  
      & Design
Basement