Basement Apartment Welcomes with Charming Muntinned Windows
Those little strips of wood - muntins - that divide these basement window panes add an extra measure of security as well as visual warmth to this entrance. Windows with fixed panes face the street upstairs, while double-hung windows offer ventilation above the basement door, flanking the bay window, and the street-facing basement window. Another home-like touch is the generous frame around the lower-level double hung window. The french doors downstairs let in extra light and invite the placement of some plants and perhaps a small table and chair. Simple iron railings at street level and going down the stairway define the entryway while providing both physical and visual barriers for the safety of passersby. The warm white color of walls, window frames, and railings keep a busy area from looking too busy. The overall effect is bright and inviting.