If your basement just isn't serving you but you're not looking to invest a ton of money to make over this space, note that there are many budget-friendly hacks you can take on to make this room of the home feel brand new.
Below, designers share seven of their top tips for making over a basement on a budget.
Paint is always an affordable way to update—or upgrade—any room without breaking the bank. Nadia Watts, the founder of Nadia Watts Interior Design, suggests going all in with paint in the basement, covering the ceiling, walls, pipes, exposed beams, and even the floors.
«Paint everything the same color for a cohesive look or use an analogous color palette to create depth and interest,» she says. Watts recommends going bold in color to give the basement a bit of extra personality.
«Let it stand out from the rest of your home,» she says. «Basements are a great place to experiment with color.»
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Rather than leaving your windows bare, adorn them with shades or drapery. Watts is partial to woven shades in the basement.
«They look clean and allow you to let as much light in or out as you wish,» she says.
If you have your heart set on curtains, though, those are an excellent solution as well. Hanging curtains will make your basement windows appear taller and also help the windows appear larger, the designer adds.
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You likely have mirrors hanging in many of the other living spaces in your home, so why not place one or two in the basement as well? This is an easy way to bring more light into this cave-like space. And there isn't one right or wrong approach in terms of how many mirrors you style here.
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