Are you looking for a contractor?

Submit our quick form and get quotes now!

Table of Contents

5 Small Projects to Improve Your Basement

5 Small Projects to Improve Your Basement

Interior renovations5 Small Projects to Improve Your Basement

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. 

Are you currently organizing a basement renovation project? We've prepared a highly practical checklist to help you manage the different steps involved in this project. Click here to check it out and be sure to keep it handy  

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

Source: ourcorneroftheworldblog

Get 3 renovation quotes for your basement conversion project can help you get quotes for your basement conversion proiect. If you submit your project to us, we’ll put you in contact with 3 qualified professionals. Fill out the form on our homepage (it only takes a few minutes), and you will receive quotes from trusted renovation specialists.

Dial 1-844 828-1588 to speak with one of our customer service representatives

Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!

Last modified 2023-11-07

List of sources

Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!

Looking for something else?

Table of contents

Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!

Are you a contractor?

Join our network and receive real leads!

Download the price guide for renovations

We’ll be emailing you the latest market price guide for renovations.

Related articles

The latest industry news, interviews, technologies, and resources.

6 min read • 07 Nov 2023

Pros and Cons of Vinyl and Linoleum Flooring

Made with plastic, vinyl first made its way onto the market in the shape of records (the infamous LP) or even as shiny items of clothing. During the 80s, this material became a popular, cushiony flooring option, vinyl sheets, or loose lay vinyl, which was also known as “cushion flooring.”

5 min read • 07 Nov 2023

How Much Does an Outdoor Paint Renovation Project Cost?

Over time, our tastes change and our interests expand. It’s common for this to be reflected in and around your home. Many people will turn to a large-scale home renovation or even a quick DIY clean-up or project to breathe new life into the abode. A tried and true renovation that’ll update the appearance of your home and will add some serious curb appeal is an exterior painting project.

6 min read • 17 Nov 2023

10 Examples of Home Offices

Whether you're an artist, self-employed, or working from home, the importance of having an adequate workspace is paramount to ensuring a productive and comfortable workday. Whatever your situation, you can set up a makeshift home office within the space you already have, without necessarily needing a dedicated space in your home or apartment.

7 min read

Cynthia Pigeon • 07 Nov 2023

How to Choose Your Houseplants

Houseplants are beneficial in a home for many reasons. Not only will they spruce up and add a bit of life to any interior, but plants will also serve as an air filter and contribute to a cozy vibe. 

5 min read

Cynthia Pigeon • 05 Dec 2023

What Are the Different Types of Window Shutters?

Are your windows in need of new coverings or a spiffy new look? If you are not a blind- or curtain-enthusiast, why not opt for shutters? It is not always the most obvious option, however, shutters can revamp your windows as well as allow for great sightlines. 

Looking for a contractor?

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes now!