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4 Ideas for Basement Makeover Planning


The start of a new season is the perfect time to check tasks off of your “to-do” list, whether it’s to get in shape or tackle at-home projects. If you’re planning on making significant, yet practical changes at home, here are some ideas on how to give your basement a total 180-degree makeover.



Flooring

Installing a new floor or updating the existing one can improve the overall comfort level and look of your basement. Many unfinished basements have basic concrete flooring, which is cold year-round. Flooring options are endless—hardwood, laminate, cork and Berber flooring all add warmth to a basement bedroom or TV room; play mats are great for kids’ playrooms; and carpets are perfect to make any room feel more comfy and welcoming.


Painting

Transform the dull and boring space into an inviting entertainment oasis or a colorful playroom with a simple coat of paint. When considering the paint, think about what color will complement your existing furniture. To add drama, consider adding depth and visual interest to your space with a different colored accent wall.


Soundproofing

Installing acoustic insulation is the perfect excuse to crank up the subwoofer, host a get-together or let the kids run wild. Soundproofing is the ultimate solution to maximizing your basement’s peace, quiet and privacy. Industry experts suggest Roxul Safe n’ Sound, which effectively absorbs sound and is easy to use.


Accessorizing

Throw pillows, rugs, lighting, and artwork are simple additions that can immediately enhance or change your basement’s look and feel. Pot lights can modernize while artwork and throw pillows can add a splash of color. Decide on a theme and color scheme for your room and keep your eye out for staple pieces that will make it feel like an entirely new space.


By Scott McGillivray | Women's Lifestyle

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