Creative Basement Remodeling Ideas
An unfinished basement is a veritable goldmine that many homeowners are not acting on. By finishing out this space, you can add hundreds of square feet or more of usable space to your home. This can dramatically increase your property value. However, you may think that you cannot afford to remodel your basement. Here are several budget-minded remodeling ideas that can be used to transform your basement with incredible results.
Plan Out Your Space
Before you begin remodeling your basement, you need to have a solid plan in mind. The first step to take when selecting a design plan is to decide how the space will be used. Will you add more bedrooms and bathrooms to your space? Will you have a hobby room, a home office, a home gym, a media room, or something else? Many basements are large enough that they can be used for multiple purposes.
Choose Creative, Affordable Flooring Materials
The flooring for your basement can cost a small fortune, but there are some affordable design options to consider. For example, you can install a stained concrete floor to the space. Stencils can also be used to dress it up. Other affordable options include using pennies, paper bags, and more.
Think About Gorgeous Wall Coverings
Covering your basement walls is also important and can be costly. However, you can use curtains to cover the walls on a dime. The walls can also be covered with boards from unwanted pallets, slices of wood from lumber boards, painted cinder blocks, and more.
Explore Affordable Room Dividers
Most unfinished basements are cavernous and are too large to be practically used for more purposes. Dividing them is a thoughtful idea, but it can be expensive. One idea is to use pallets stacked horizontally on top of each other for a semi-see-through wall option. This is a great way to define spaces without creating a shut off feel.
Focus on the Ceiling
The ceilings in most basements will also need to be finished. Ceiling beams can be exposed and painted for a classic, casual, modern, or contemporary look. You can hang draping fabric over the ceiling for a cost-effective solution. String lights can also be installed when it is not cost-effective to install other types of overhead lights.
While refinishing your basement can add value to your home and a considerable amount of usable space, you do not want to tackle this project on your own. Quality Remodeling has experience reconstructing Chicago homes and can work with you to create the home you always dreamed of. Contact us today at (773) 509-0200 to discuss each of these design ideas to see how they can be incorporated into your project with beautiful, affordable results.