For those building a Venice: when we did our walk through, the other PM noted an additional area in the basement that may be converted for utilization of space. Behind the wall next to the bottom of the stairs, you can knock out a stud that isn't load bearing to install a door. It isn't the most cost effective storage solution approach. However, if you have a home theater system, this is a great place to hide your subwoofer and free up floor space in your living area.
Since my parents are coming in a week early for the wedding, my dad and Richard are getting tasked with this! I'll be sure to post pictures of the before and after for everyone!
|The storage will be behind this wall. Richard will build a base for the sub underneath the stairwell platform.|