Unfinished Basement Got you Down?

Dated: November 29 2021

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WHAT TO DO WITH AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT

Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement

still has a lot of potential. With just a little love and the help of the following ideas,

you can spice it up in no time and get some great use out of the space.

Add a pop of color. Give your basement a whole different look without a big renovation by adding some color to space. Consider painting and sealing the floors, opening up the room by painting the rafters white or a light color, or creating a bold accent wall.

Divide the space. Want to make your basement a multi-use room? Partition out the area by installing an inexpensive curtain system. This can be done either with a curtain track or a simple wire, some hooks, and curtains will suffice.

Add foam mats. Whether you’d like to use the basement as a home gym to get a quick workout in or a place for the kids to play and rough house, adding some foam mats into the mix is a great and easy solution. They come in various colors and can quickly be picked up and tucked away if need be.

Use a large rug. As an alternative to adding mats, find a large, eye-catching rug to be used as a focal point, and furnish the area around it.

Add lighting. Basements often offer very little built-in lighting and few outlets around the room. 
Consider stringing café lighting across space from the rafters to give a nice ambiance and glow
without any difficult electrical work.


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Cindy & Jay Curley

Cindy and Jay moved from Boston, Massachusetts to North Carolina in 1988. They started a very successful wedding and portrait photography business in 1991 and in 2010 added real estate photography as ....

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