trick for small windows - mount a mirror lengthwise under the window, then hang floor length window panels from above the window. Place a lamp in the middle of the dresser to camouflage the mirror and help integrate it with the window above.
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I like how they used the space under the stairs & made a wet bar/storage. See how designer Erin Feasby of Feasby & Bleeks Design transforms a family basement into a hardworking space that maximizes style and square-footage.