A basement is a benefit for every homeowner, but often people don’t use the full potential of the space. Unfinished basements are unattractive and can’t be used for much besides storage. There are many possibilities when completing a basement that makes the space useful and adds to the value of your home. Finishing a basement can be a significant financial undertaking, but the results are worth it. Here are a few ideas to update your basement.

Update Your Basement With Lighting

Adding light fixtures to your basement will make a significant difference. Many basements simply have a bare bulb hanging from the ceiling by a wire. Choose from a variety of light fixture styles to suit the purpose of the basement and the mood you want to create. Lighting is a way to add comfort to your basement, make it more attractive, and add a sense of personal style.

Update Your Basement Storage

Homeowners often use their basement for storage. Adding some creative ways to store items will keep the basement more organized. Install cabinets or shelves to store smaller items and overhead racks to keep larger items.

Refresh Your Basement Flooring

Improving your flooring will transform your basement. Rugs are an excellent option to make a cold basement floor feel cozier. You could also add waterproof flooring materials like tile or vinyl planks to a basement for a durable surface. Another option is to clean and stain an existing cement floor in the basement. This treatment makes the room look more upscale.

Get Creative With Your Walls

You may opt to paint the walls, use wall decor, or even apply wallpaper to the basement walls. Wallpaper and wall decor adds style to a drab basement. Wallpaper comes in a variety of designs and patterns. Concrete walls can be easily improved with a coat of paint.

Get Started

There are plenty of ways to update your basement. Start with the flooring, add some storage solutions, and then decorate the space to make it your own. You’ll have another space to spend time that was previously not used.

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