Finished Basement Ideas From Floor To Ceiling
Are you thinking about finishing your basement or are you bored with your existing finished basement and want to give it a makeover? We have some ideas for everyone with the home improvement bug that’ll really make your basement stand out, starting from the ground up.
Paper Bag Flooring
Choosing the right basement flooring can be difficult. If you don’t want carpet in the area, your best bet is using the cement that’s already in place. If you’re feeling crafty and don’t want to just paint the cement, you can paper bag it. We know what you’re thinking: “What do you mean paper bag it? How do you even do that?”
It’s actually pretty simple and gives you a unique looking floor for a relatively low cost, definitely lower than the cost of putting carpet in. Check out this Instructables tutorial on how to create a paper bag floor that will give you a floor with some character and a fun weekend project for you and your family.
Personal Basement Bar
Finished basements are great places to entertain when you have guests over, especially for parties. Including a basement bar in the area gives you more seating options, creates more storage for glasses and drinks and helps to separate space in the room. When you design your bar, have some fun with it by mixing and matching different basement bar ideas until you find the perfect bar design for you.
If you want a sleek look and a way to utilize all the space you have and stay organized, built-in shelving is a great option for how to finish a basement. If you are a remodeling buff, you can cut into the walls and add shelving spaces, or you can find other areas to add basement storage, like under your staircase. For more storage and shelving ideas, check out our Creative Basement Storage Ideas board on Pinterest.
Wood Pallet Accent Wall
Using wood pallets for your walls, basement flooring and even furniture is a huge trend right now that’ll never really go out of style. Adding scrap wood pallet planks from old crates or anything with pallets to the room will give it a timeless, rustic look that is more unique than a painted accent for an affordable price. For thorough instructions on how to build your own plank wall, check out the tutorial on the blog “Home Stories A to Z.”
Recessed Ceiling Lights
It can be tough to evenly light up the entire basement, especially if it is a large space. Lamps will help, but you probably don’t want to clutter the whole room with tables and floor lamps. An easy solution is to add recessed ceiling lights that will fill out the area with light and make it less gloomy. If you’re feeling ambitious one weekend, DIY network provides a tutorial for installing a recessed light that requires a little bit of electrical know-how.
Are you proud of your basement? What are some of your finished basement ideas for people to try? Let us know in a comment!