3 Basement Remodeling Ideas

The following basement remodeling ideas can help transform your basement into a functional living area without costing you too much money.

Finishing the Basement

Many homes have unfinished basements. One of the easiest ways to remodel these basements is to finish the walls, ceiling, and/or the floor. Carpet or tile floors can add warmth in addition to adding attractiveness to the room. Covering the insulation and adding a drop-in ceiling will give the room a "completed" feeling.

Use Paint
Since this area is usually dark, it is important to use paint that can reflect the light. Brightly colored paint on the walls will make the room feel sunny. Even white paint will bring light into the room.

Bring in More Light Fixtures
It may seem obvious but the best basement remodeling idea to bring more light into this area is to add more lights. Replace single-bulb light fixtures with fixtures that incorporate two or three bulbs. Add more light fixtures. Consider replacing traditional 60-watt light bulbs with higher-wattage bulbs.