Even if you’re not a contractor, there are plenty of ways that you can get involved with redoing a pivotal room in your house. That’s the situation we’ve found ourselves in recently in our desire to redo our basement! We’re trying to be as active and creative as possible when it comes to things like making decor pieces and choosing aesthetics and colour schemes ourselves rather than hiring interior designers. Basically, we’ve been on the lookout for any resource that will help us get creative and fun with the basement space we have available!
Just in case you love the idea of thinking creatively about what to do with your own basement just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 awesome tips, tricks, and suggestions for making the most of your lowest floor.
1. Balance functionality and aesthetic
Are you planning to do a rather large overhaul of the basement area but you’re unsure about how best to use the space, before you even start thinking about things like decor and style? Then maybe reading through these suggestions from Sebring Design Build for balancing aesthetic and functionality might help! They suggest things like blending art and entertainment with additional living space, especially if you have a big family.
2. Try grey schemes for sophistication
Perhaps you’re looking for a few suggestions that will help you take your new basement to the next level in terms of class and sophistication, just to make sure it looks like another beautiful room in your house and not an actual, typical basement like it used to? Then we think perhaps you’ll enjoy the way Bob Vila suggests using calming grey tones in your colour schemes for a refined look. Of course, just because you’re using neutrals like grey doesn’t mean you can’t include a decorative pop of colour here and there too!
3. Change the window frames
Have you actually already got most of your basement’s makeover chosen and organized but now you’re looking for tips on how to refine the details and really ensure that the space looks like a room and not a basement? Then we’d definitely suggest giving some thought to the way They Design talks about the visual impact replacing the frames around those small, high up basement windows can have. They’ll always look a little typical of a basement because of where they have to be placed, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be well framed like any other window in your home!
4. Create a home theatre or movie room
If you’re the kind of lucky soul who has a larger budget and the ability to really overhaul your basement into a diverse and fun extra space, why not go all out and create something like this fantastic home theatre space featured on Love Home designs? Providing that your basement is already finished and just awaiting customization, making your own home theatre is actually a lot less expensive and difficult than people often think.