Sep 18,2016

A finished basement can make for some great extra space in your home. Whether you’re looking for a place for the kids to play, an extra entertaining space for guests, or a place for visitors to stay, a finished basement can be looked as like an extension without making major changes to the structure of your home.

But as an extension of your home, you want your finished basement to be as comfortable as possible. Here are a few finishing ideas you may want to consider when updating your basement:

  1. Add a Splash of Color

Because your newly finished basement will likely have minimal or no windows, it can get dark down there pretty quickly. Add a pop of color, such as a focal wall, to keep things bright and lively. A bold statement wall can also keep things fun and comfortable.

  1. Put the Details on Top

Your finished basement will most likely have lower ceilings than the rest of your house, which means you’re going to notice the details more frequently. Put in the extra time and care to add molding or recessed lighting to give our new basement room some charm.

  1. Think About Entertainment

If your basement will primarily be used as an entertainment space, get creative about ways to showcase your options. Consider adding a projector instead of a standard TV and find the most comfortable couches you can find. You’ll have the best movie watching space in your neighborhood.

  1. Consider Themes

Does the right of your home follow a theme? Maybe you have a color scheme that runs through the rest of your house? By following this theme into your basement, your new area will feel right at home.

  1. Make it Yours

Your newly finished basement is yours to do whatever you please with it. Whether you’re looking for a place to entertain, a room for the kids, or just an area to go to get away from it all, take your ideas and apply them however you like.

Finishing up a basement is hard work, but it can be very rewarding. For tips, tricks, and ideas for finishing up your basement, we are here to help!

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