3 Tips To Make Your Basement Work for You

3 Tips To Make Your Basement Work for You

Although the basement isn’t usually included in the square footage of a property, it can still add value to the overall price of the property especially if the finishes are high, according to industry experts. This is enough motivation to turn that dingy old space into something more functional for the whole family to enjoy. Discover a few simple ways to make this happen.

It Can Be Done On A Budget  

There are a number of ways to turn that underground space into something that’s a little more appealing. One of the best ways to achieve this and still keep within a tight budget is to use what is already there. Basements that already have a fireplace fitted can make proper use of the feature as a focal point. Owners can also make use of the windows, no matter how small they are and treat them like art fixtures. If the basement has a cement floor, a simple layer of screeding goes a long way. Strategic lighting also goes far in a place previously considered dank and dark.

Use Paint to Its Full Potential

When paint is used right, it has the ability to transform a space without much else needed. An accent wall and the right tones make the word of difference. Those who have exposed brick in their basements can turn things up a notch by using the brick itself as an accent by choosing a paint that will enhance its rustic appeal. Painted floors are also making quite the comeback which is great news for those who don’t all the hassle of carpeting or laminate floor installations.

Clever Use of Accessories in Dead Spaces

Basements are notorious for having strange corners and areas that contain elements such as heating systems and storage. Once these areas are cordoned off behind dry-walling and closed doors, they create strange dead spaces that may feel out of place. These spaces can easily be transformed with some clever shelving and perhaps even cozy reading nooks. Wood paneling is another nice touch to add some ambiance to these areas.

No longer the dank and dark spaces they were before, basements are now coveted spaces for movie rooms, the man cave, and even a playroom for children. Those who work from home also have the opportunity to transform the space into a separate office area without encroaching on the rest of the house.

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