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    WHAT TO DO WITH AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT

    Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potentials. 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 space. Consider painting and sealing the floors, opening up the room by painting the rafters white or a light color, or 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 will suffice.

    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 space from the rafters to give a nice ambiance and glow without any difficult electrical work.

    Leave a comment with your biggest question – or call me, Siobhan Blake, directly at 614-371-2727 to get some expert advice!

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