OMB (Oh My Basement!) – 5 Fresh Basement Design Ideas For The New Year

We know that things don’t usually change over night. But what we know for sure is that every year is an opportunity to start fresh. Is your basement all gloomy and boring? Find out ways to brighten up your home basement.

Family First

In the modern family home, every room in the house can be a hangout place for the entire family. Make the basement a family-friendly space with TV, place couch that would fit everyone, and make the entire room light and bright.



Color Play

Since the basement isn’t the first thing visitors see when they enter your home, you can play around with any colors you want. Go for bright orange, yellow, blue, or whatever tickles your fancy. However, use black paint for your ceiling to provide an illusion that you do not have any ceiling, which will actually make your basement space look higher than it actually is.



Lights On

By nature, basements are usually dark or poorly lit. This 2016, choose the best lighting you can find. It’s actually helpful to use recessed lighting to avoid any hanging lighting. You can also add lights under the counter, on bookshelves, and on other corners. A well-lit basement will give a happy and youthful vibe to your basement.



Practical Flooring

Your flooring choice should be practical since the basement floor tends to get unpleasantly cold and wet. Avoid using wood flooring as it will expand or shrink overtime. A popular and practical flooring to install are carpet tiles. Tiles can easily be replaced without changing the entire carpet.



Wall Storage

Clutter is not a trend right now. If you don’t want to feel bad about throwing away old things, you can install built-in storage spaces behind your walls. This way, your things will not be visible, thus making your basement appear neat.


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