The 3 Best Ways to a Great Basement

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Most of us have a basement for extra storage or even for an extra room. However, we don’t always use this space, because of the fact that the basement is normally not the best looking place, and needs some TLC before you can really start using the basement as another room. For those, who really want to improve the look of your basement, to be able to start using it better, here’s some of the best three ways to a better, and great basement.

  • Upgrading the stairs
  • The one thing that’s really important is the stairs to the basement. The stairs of the basement are the first thing that needs to be upgraded when you want to start using this space. This is because the stairs of the basement aren’t as safe as what it should be, and aren't in great condition.

    basement stairs

    You can build a new staircase, if your stairs are really in bad shape. Then, you can make the stairs look more modern and safe. Especially, if you have young children that’s going to use the stairs. If the stairs aren’t as bad, you can just paint the stairs or lay new tiles or carpet over the stairs. This gives an instant upgrade and new look, at the fraction of the costs.

  • The lighting
  • The lighting in the basement is always really bad. This is because when the house was built, the basement wasn’t built for use as a room. But, with the basement as an extra room for family time or even for a bedroom, you will need to add some lighting and make the light in the room better. 

    basement lighting

    There’s now so many great kinds of lighting that you can use to give more light in a dark room, that you can even make a basement look really great, with just upgrading the lighting. Just remember that when you’re working with electricity, you need to have the experience, otherwise hire someone that has experience in working with electricity.

  • Flooring and walls
  • The flooring and the walls of the basement are the one thing that needs the most work. The years of dust, because of not using the basement can cause a lot of damage. To be able to get a great looking basement that you can use an extra space, you need to upgrade the walls and flooring. 

    basement floors

    With the floors, you can add wood flooring, tiles or even carpet. The type of flooring will depend on the purpose of the “new” room. The walls can be painted with a bright color, to increase the light in the room, or you can use a bright wallpaper to finish up the basement.

    Most people think that a basement can’t be used, because of the bad state it normally is in. However, with just some renovations, you will be able to have another great space that you can use for anything from a family room to another room for guests. These three ways that you can use to upgrade your basement, will make your basement better and look great.


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