Originally the basement laundry in an unfinished room crammed with paint cans and solvents. After moving the laundry up to the 3rd (or 5th, it's complicated) floor, running the water and drain through the original chute, the room was insulated, walls and ceiling dry walled. The ceiling had an unusual problem as the new heating ducts were criss-crossing at odd angles, so instead of the ceiling being too low, I built a step-system into it, to make a lighting bay closer to the original ceiling. I located a trio of hanging lights for the bay, as well as installed LED spots for the future cooking area. The doors, windows and warm yellow walls lined with redwood, the trim and ceiling a tinted white. After the plumber and electrician did their thing for the new stove and sink, the IKEA invasion drop happened. The sealed floors were covered with the industrial strip vinyl. Now it's a cozy, warm, and quite nice.