By Brenda. Basement. Published at Thursday, February 08th, 2018 - 13:12:35 PM.
While youre at it, choose a durable and beautifully finished window frame. Dont forget the many different styles you can choose from. You can even find windows that wont rot, wont need painting, and dont corrode! If youre thinking of ways to just add a little spice to your basement, why not choose to update your windows Not only will you have some added flavor, but youll also help your energy bill as well as have a long lasting product with flawless performance. Window Wells So once you purchase some new windows, you should consider a window well. Have you ever heard of a window well This sits outside your window and can actually direct sunlight into your windows while keeping weeds, rain, snow and debris out of the way of your windows light.
1. Add Light Good lighting can be the difference between a dark, even scary, basement and a bright, cheery extension of your home. Natural light is always preferable to artificial lighting, but unfortunately, in most basements its either scarce or non-existent. If you are lucky enough to have a portion of your basement that is above ground, take advantage of it. Ask your contractor to determine if it is possible to add windows (or even a door) without extensive structural renovations. Also be aware of anything that is hanging above existing basement windows and blocking out light (i.e. balconies, awnings, or even overgrown vegetation). You may discover that simply removing these things can increase the amount of natural light you end up with.
Would you be happier if they were a different color, shape, texture Think about it, this is an easy little tidbit that can have a whole lot of influence on the vibe of your basement. Your basement needs these support beams, so why not find a contractor who can help transform your beams to look more chic And theyre made out of long-lasting and durable materials too. Crown Molding A lot has to go into choosing the right design for your basement walls. You have to consider what paint to use, if you want to use a wall paper border, sponge paint, or if you want to use crown molding. Molding isnt just the pretty edging that you see, but it replaces the aluminum trim that some contractors would have used or you already see. Also, molding covers the seams that so easily can make a basement appear older and even unfinished. So the goal of properly designed crown molding is to not only disguise the seams, but to also provide your basement with an attractive and sophisticated design.
As for the fixtures themselves, your options are pretty much limitless. Most basements (sadly) are lit by rejected, out of date lamps leftover from the upstairs area of the house. If youre doing a basement renovation, budgeting for quality lighting can pay off in the end. Though they are relatively expensive, recessed lighting fixtures in the ceiling can be a nice touch, particularly if they are switched so that each area or zone of your basement can be controlled independently. But if this isnt possible for you, a mixture of table and floor lamps can be just as functional. The key is to make sure that every single square foot of the basement has access to plenty of light.
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