John R. Schroeder, AIA has provided consulting services on two occasions for this local client. On one occasion, we and our structural engineer provided advice on some structural issues at their home. On another occasion, we helped create a schematic design for the finishing off of their basement including a bedroom, full bathroom, den with built-in bar, exercise room, office, and storage rooms. We started, as we do with all our renovation projects, by measuring and documenting the existing basement. After inputting this information into the computer, we designed several options for possible layouts and after meeting with the client, focused on the promising features of each option and created a final schematic design.