Kids' Basement Art Studio

This fun art studio for kids was created by Justine Sterling in the low-ceiling basement of a 1920s Colonial. The transitional room features contemporary cabinets and furnishings, and the rafters were exposed and painted white to create a feeling of greater space.

Photo By: Jessica Delaney Photography

Photo By: Jessica Delaney Photography

Photo By: Jessica Delaney Photography

Photo By: Jessica Delaney Photography

Photo By: Jessica Delaney Photography

Photo By: Jessica Delaney Photography

Photo By: Jessica Delaney Photography

Photo By: Jessica Delaney Photography

Photo By: Jessica Delaney Photography

Photo By: Jessica Delaney Photography

Stylish Kids Art Studio

Designer Justine Sterling transformed a low-ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial to create a studio. It’s a walkout basement with two windows providing decent light, but it was very ugly with exposed pipes, a horrible acoustic tile ceiling and old sticky vinyl flooring. At roughly 450 square feet, there was a good amount of space to create a project room for the children. The room is now a lively children's workspace.

Kids' White Contemporary Basement Art Studio

This low-ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial is now a lively children’s workspace. Artwork—hung from Ikea picture rails and curtain rods with clips—fills the room with vibrant color. In this electronics-free zone, the kids paint, draw and play games at their white craft table.

Colorful Paint Brushes in White Mug on Kids' Craft Table

In this lively children’s workspace, artwork hangs from Ikea picture rails and curtain rods with clips, filling the room with vibrant color. In this electronics-free zone, the kids paint, draw and play games at their white craft table.

Kids' White Contemporary Studio Basement

This walkout basement had two windows providing decent light, but it was very ugly with exposed pipes, a horrible acoustic tile ceiling and old sticky vinyl flooring. At roughly 450 square feet, there was a good amount of space. The 8-foot drop ceiling made the space feel confining, so the ceiling tiles were removed and the space feels much more open and airy with the newly exposed rafters with an attractive loft-like feel. After removing ugly redundant wiring from the entire ceilings, pipes, beams and walls were sprayed white.

Small Contemporary Laundry Area & Mudroom

Besides creating a place for the kids, the basement space could solve some of family’s increasing need for a place to store shoes and coats by creating a mudroom niche, a small laundry area and even an upgrade to the teeny powder room. A mix of high and low materials adds personalization and keeps the space from feeling cheap.

Kids' White Contemporary Space With Hooks for Backpacks

Designer Justine Sterling renovated this basement to include a kids art studio, mudroom and small laundry room. Hooks on one side of the mudroom niche provide the perfect place to hang the kids' backpacks.

White Contemporary Mudroom With Built-In Upholstered Bench

Designer Justine Sterling transformed a low ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial with a primary focus to create a studio for the two little budding artists in the family. Besides creating a place for the kids, the basement space could solve some of family’s increasing need for a place to store shoes and coats by creating a mud room niche, a small laundry area and even an upgrade to the teeny powder room. A mix of high and low materials adds personalization and keeps the space from feeling cheap.

White Contemporary Mudroom With White Cabinets & Built-In Bench

Designer Justine Sterling renovated a low ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial with a primary focus to create a small arts and crafts studio. The basement space could solve some of family’s increasing need for a place to store shoes and coats by creating a mudroom niche, a small laundry area and even an upgrade to the teeny powder room.

Contemporary Space With Black & White Stripe Rug and Kids Reading Area

This transformation of a low ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial primary focus was to create a studio. Designer Justine Sterling gave the space a fresh, contemporary update and included a place for the kids to read.

Kids' Contemporary Reading Nook With Metal Letters & White Bookshelf

Designer Justine Sterling renovated a basement to include a kids' studio. In addition, Sterling created a reading nook and personalized it with metal letters on the wall.