An unfinished basement gives you a world of opportunity. It may seem sad and cold currently depending on the last time you used the space. However, know that this room can become a blank canvas for you to create a great new space in your house.
Renovating your basement can add value to your property. With the advent of the industrial look, we no longer need to have everything drywalled and perfect to look good. If you have thought that I need to sell my house fast, consider sprucing up your basement. You need to make sure the basement is dry and clean and waterproof the walls if required. Other than that, think of those exposed beams, pipes, and wires as a decorating accent and use them to your advantage. Don’t be afraid to run electrical conduit over the brick wall or beams. That’s what can help it look good.
You can add personality and warm up your basement by adding decorative accents like fabrics, rugs, and curtains. At the same time, you can prevent future damages, such as basement flooding, by renovating this room. Here are a few creative ideas that are inexpensive and help transform that cold basement into a comfortable place you will love.
Foam Floor Mats
Want to make the concrete floor look homier? Here is an idea. Add foam floor mats that interlock with each other. These products come in different sizes and colors and join together like a puzzle. You can select a color that compliments the theme of your house.
These floor mats give your basement a completely different function. If you have young children, they can use this space to play in while avoiding injuries since the flooring is now softer. If you need a space to exercise at home, you can now use your basement to pump iron at home. Regardless of the direction you go with your room’s theme, it can help create multiple functions for this new space in your home.
Is your basement a square shape with no walls? Consider adding room dividers to alter the flow of this room. If you plan on adding a study area in your basement, you can inexpensively section that off with dividers.
Certain dividers come with curtains to help enhance the look of a room. If you prefer adding a stylish divider to your basement, consider one with a silk curtain. This simple technique will add a new dimension to an unfinished basement. You can install curtain tracks on the ceiling if you don’t want to use the dividers that are on wheels.
Create A Photography Studio
If you are a photographer, use your unfinished basement as a photography studio. You can add backdrops and reflectors to create special themes throughout your studio. Place drop cloths and other accessories to make it exciting for clients that stop in for photoshoots. You can paint the cinder blocks a neutral gray or white.
Even if you don’t take photos as a career, most smartphone owners have extremely high-quality cameras on their phones. You can turn your basement into a creative studio, for activities like photography, painting, or drawing.
Maybe you prefer to dance instead of work out at home. Dancing is a form of cardio! Consider changing your basement room into a usable dance studio. It can be as fancy or as lowkey as you prefer. The main point is that you enjoy it.
You can add a laminate floor and some wall mirrors to create a dance studio atmosphere. Consider adding string lights across the beams to enhance the romantic vibe of the room. It is a perfect place to practice ballet, jazz, or ballroom dance. You can add an Alexa device and speakers to make the room sound like a dance studio or theater.
The unused basement of your home does not have to be unused. You don’t have to finish it all to make it look good. Homeowners can convert the basement into anything they want by adding lights, curtains, and a few design elements.
It is a great, big space that you can use for a variety of things. Your only limitation is your mind when it comes to decorating your basement. To get some great ideas on how to decorate your basement, look on social media sites like Pinterest. Choose pictures and draw out your ideas. From there look for inexpensive accessories, lighting options you can add, and you are well on your way to creating that extra living space you want.