Framing in what will be the utility room - this will separate the apartment from the equipment in the basement. Having the hot water tank out of sight will really help to keep the space feeling clean and clutter free.
Adding functional EverLast windows will add light and allow the basement apartment to have some airflow!
Updating the existing entry way allowed us to add LOTS of natural light. By choosing a large window and a windowed door the light pours in.