What to do With an Unfinished Basement?

Dated: 06/12/2020

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Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potential. With just a little love and the help of the following ideas, you can spice it up in no time and get some great use out of the space.

 

Add a pop of color. Give your basement a whole different look without a big renovation by adding some color to the space. Consider painting and sealing the floors, modernizing the area by painting the rafters a dark gray or a black matte color, or by creating a bold accent wall.

 

Divide the space. Want to make your basement a multi-use room? Partition out the area by installing an inexpensive curtain system. This can be done either with a curtain track or a simple wire, some hooks, and curtains of your choosing.

 

Add foam mats. Whether you’d like to use the basement as a home gym to get a quick workout in or a place for the kids to play and rough house, adding some foam mats into the mix is a great and easy solution. They come in various colors and can quickly be picked up and tucked away if need be.

 

Use a large rug. As an alternative to adding mats, find a large, eye-catching rug to be used as a focal point, and furnish the area around it.

 

Add lighting. Basements often offer very little built-in lighting and few outlets around the room. Consider stringing café lighting across the space from the rafters to give a nice ambiance and glow without any difficult electrical work.


If you’re thinking of selling your home and have questions on whether or not it makes sense to finish your basement to get top dollar, start by obtaining your free-home selling analysis (click here) and we’ll help you weigh the pros and cons for your home.

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Ryan Michaelis

Ryan Michaelis serves as Chief Growth Officer for Worth Clark Realty. Launched in 2012, Worth Clark has quickly become the fastest growing real estate company in our home market of St. Louis, Missouri....

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