Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your downstairs still has a lot of potential. With 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 and finally figure out what to do with an unfinished basement.
Add a little color
Give your basement a whole different look without a big renovation by adding some color to the space. Consider painting and sealing the floors. Open 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.
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.
And boom! There you have it. Basements don’t have to be solely for storage. Have a meeting of the minds, get creative, and find out just what to do with an unfinished basement. Want more tips? Give me a shout here. Bored while on the john and need something to read? More blog articles baby!