My staircase to the basement is such an eye sore. I finally started tearing up the rug and can't wait to transform this area! I will also be replacing the basement door from a basic slab door to a French door to open up the space, this is a great design idea that makes a huge impact and is not expensive at all.
I should be done in about a week, and will of course post my After photos. Check out my B&A tab for more details.