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5 Small Projects to Improve Your Basement

Last modified: 2022-08-17 | Approximate reading time 2 mins

Depending on the household, the utility of the basement differs from place to place. Whether it’s used as a family room, a home theatre or your personal warehouse, there is always room for improvement. However, when it comes to acting on this desire for change you may be faced with a lack of inspiration.

To revive your basement, it’s not necessary to spend a large amount of money. Oftentimes, seemingly small changes may be the solution to your problem. Here are a few ideas for simple projects to inspire your renovations. 

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5 simple and affordable renovation ideas to improve your basement

1- A built-in bookcase

By choosing bespoke furniture, you not only save space but add unique character to the room. Opt for a type of material that will create contrast in the room, such as wood. In it, you could also choose to include a TV area, perfect for a home theatre. 

basement home cinema

Source: homewowdecor

2- Opt for clear colours

It shouldn’t be surprising that the basement has a limited amount of natural light. Some of you are the lucky ones who have large windows or a half-basement. But, in most cases, sources of light in the basement will be limited. 

This is why it’s important to opt for light or neutral colours in order to let the light reflect on your walls, thus helping diffuse it as much as possible throughout the room. 

basement living room

Source: theglitterguide

3- Invest in textured accessories and natural materials

Essentially, when you think of the basement you may be inclined to think about a space that is cold and dull. For this reason, we’d recommend investing in furniture and accessories that offer an element of texture. 

A woven rattan rug, with a second rug, wooden furniture, decorative ceramic items, a cotton or linen sofa, and even velvet, will help you to add dimension and character to the room. 

living room basement

Source: dreamgreendiy

4- Explore contrasts

Always keep in mind that even though it’s better to maintain a light colour on the walls, it’s possible to explore elements of contrast in other areas of this room. Door and window frames can be painted in a different, more striking colour. This same concept can be replicated throughout your furniture and accessories. 

basement tv room

Source: thechroniclesofhome

5- Revisit your lighting

Especially true if the lighting is lacking during the day, it’s important to select different types of lamps that will offer the perfect atmosphere to a room. For a home theatre, opt for lighting that you can dim.

To be even more original, and especially if you’re working with exposed beams in the ceiling, hang strings of light to have a soothing and serene effect. A few lights placed strategically in corners that are less illuminated will complete the entire look.

Ceiling string lights basement

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