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From Carpeting Installation to Paint: How to Enhance Your Unfinished Basement

Many unfinished basements tend to be dark and dismal repositories for a family’s discarded and rarely used items, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With just a little bit of elbow grease, you can turn your unfinished basement into a warm and welcoming space that serves a purpose rather than just exists as an unsightly storage place. Whether that enhancement is carpeting installation with Sloane’s Carpet Secret or the addition of fabric curtains to partition space, there are several ways to add comfort, style and functionality to your unfinished basement.

Just a Few Strokes
Paint is a low-investment way to make a dramatic improvement to your unfinished basement space. It is the magical elixir that unites disparate items together into a cohesive whole. Consider painting all unfinished surfaces including wires, pipes, ceilings and floors. Painting the ceiling rather than installing a drop ceiling is preferable for keeping the space open and maximizing the room’s height. Really any color that appeals to you is good; light colors tend to brighten a space, but dark colors can add a cozy feel especially if coupled with good lighting.

Creature Comforts
Warm blankets, soft pillows and furry throws can all help to make your basement space a more appealing hangout. Hanging a curtain or sheet to partition off living space from storage will add warmth and sound insulation to a cavernous basement. Don’t forget about adding rugs or even a carpet remnant for added comfort.

Let the Light Shine In
Even though most basements don’t have a lot of natural light pouring in, the addition of interesting light fixtures to an unfinished basement heightens the room’s artistic flair and, of course, serves the very practical purpose of illuminating the room. Track lighting installed on the ceiling joists is another effective way to enhance the room with lots of light.

How to Use This Information
Isn’t it about time your unfinished basement gets a new lease on life? If your plans call for carpet installation, Sloane’s Carpet Secret would love to help you out. Please call 303-300-9555 or contact us online to discuss your vision.

How have you enhanced your unfinished basement space to make it more appealing?