In a small bungalow just off of Alberta Street, a small basement was being called a “bedroom,” though it was far from functional. The owner consulted Owen Gabbert, LLC for help turning this under-utilized space into a stand-alone additional dwelling unit. We gutted the existing space, and corrected the floor, which was six inches out of level, and redid the staircase for improved form and function. The darkness of the basement was also corrected; Owen Gabbert, LLC added new, larger clear-grain fir windows, casings and jams – along with generous accents of white in order to further brighten the space. Today, the new basement ADU is complete with a full kitchen, and will soon become home to a full-time resident.