Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Basement Ideas

While we are staying at my son's home here in Colorado, we are going to be overseeing the finishing of the basement. So, I have a question for all of you out there that have finished basements that you use as part of your living space:

What type of floors do you recommend? Carpet, wood, laminate?

What wall paint colors are you most happy with? White, creamy beige, soft pastels such as yellow, teal or minty green?

What have you done to your ceilings, especially if they are full of duct work and putting sheet rock or ceiling tiles up would make them too low?

Any other hints? We are going to start getting estimates and when I talk to the contractors I don't want to sound like I don't know what I'm doing...which I don't but don't tell them that!

I'm on Pinterest and have been collecting basement ideas there.



FourSistersInACottage said...

I love the open ceilings with the duct work and everything....makes the basement seem bigger too. Laminate floors (that's what I am saving for next....check out my blog on my laminate floors in my living room I just finished) and WHITE too make it seem clean, fresh and bigger. My basement is all waterproofed, white walls and now saving for those floors. By the time I get all the stuff on the walls, it won't matter what color they are....LOL
Hugs and can't wait to see picture. Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

PamKittyMorning said...

Hey I'd watch a few episodes of Holmes on Holmes that specifically talk about basements. A wealth of info there.

Anonymous said...

Goodness jean I haven't ever had a live in basement so wouldn't know about flooring. Sounds like you are settled and making it your place!

Karen said...

We have a finished basement and have mostly carpet. It was carpeted when we moved in. We don't use the basement nearly as much as upstairs, so it has stayed pretty nice and we have never had a problem, but I don't know if I would have picked it! We have paneling and it is TOO dark! Good luck, I hope your project turns out great!