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Unfinished Basement Ideas: 20 + Basement Renovation Tips

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For a house with limited land or space, addition of a room is usually done by adding a floor. The addition of the floor to the top is often chosen. But, there is nothing wrong if you want to try to add floor to the bottom by adding basement. Even though basement is mostly found in big buildings such as malls and offices. But you are also able to add basement to your house. There are a lot of basement ideas, and one of them is unfinished basement. Here are all about unfinished basement ideas.

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The Benefits of Having Basement in Your House

Compared to adding a floor to the top, having basement in your house actually gives you some benefits. It is because soil is a kind of material which has the capacity to absorb heat. The ups and downs of soil is also relatively stable. That is why basement is mostly has a cool temperature.

It is different from room addition to the top which the sun lights directly comes through the room. If you want to have addition of room in your limited space house, and want the room to be cool, basement may be a good choice for you. Not only give you additional room, basement is also able to give you room with stable temperature.

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Tips to Have an Unfinished Basement

If you ever see a room or a building with the wall is done without finishing such as only coated with cement, this kind of look is called as unfinished style. Actually, unfinished is just a term, it does not mean that the room or the building is really not done yet. Because if it is noticed in detail, the room or the building has already gotten finishing touch in order to make it long last and easy to clean.

This unfinished style is used in order to complete an industrial style. Unfinished style is usually used for basement. Here are some tips to have an unfinished basement in your house.

Choose a Suitable Technique Of Finishing

Basement with unfinished style is able to look pretty with the right aspects of decoration. Unfinished style has a different kind of look. Mostly, there are 2 looks of unfinished style, they are the one with grey color with different tones, and the one with only one tone of grey.

With just a little bit difference, this 2 looks of unfinished style for your basement has its own uniqueness. The finishing techniques which are needed to be done in order to complete unfinished style for your basement are Polished Concrete Wall, Fibre Cement, Seamless Concrete Wall, and also Faux Concrete Wall Finish.

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Accent Wall or the Entire Wall

You are able to apply unfinished style to the entire wall of your basement or just some parts of wall of your basement. If your basement is dominated by other styles such as Bohemian style or classic style, you are able to apply unfinished look as a feature wall or as an accent wall in order to increase the value of your basement. You are able to add other furniture or components which are made from different material such as wood, which is able to make your basement even prettier.

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Combine with other materials for a different touch

Another way to make unfinished look become prettier for your basement is by combining it with other materials. If your basement is dominated with concrete walls, you are able to combine it with wooden furniture for example. The natural colors from the wood will bring warm and twisted atmosphere to your unfinished basement.

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Combine it with other colors

As it is said before, unfinished basement ideas are mostly dominated with grey color, both with only one tone of grey or various tones of grey. If you think that the color of grey from unfinished look is too dark or gloomy, you are able to combine it with any other colors. It is because grey color is able to be included in neutral color.

Combine it with your favorite color, grey is even able to be combined with screaming color. The combination of grey color with screaming color will make your unfinished basement look more cheerful.

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Unfinished Basement Ideas

If you think unfinished basement is only able to be used as a warehouse, you are wrong. Basement with unfinished touch is also able to be used as any other rooms. Here are some ways to use your basement with unfinished look.

Photography Studio

Do you have a hobby of photography and want it to make a business? You are able to use your basement with unfinished touch as a photography studio. The unfinished look in your basement will be a great background for your photography.

The experts of photography mention that the color of grey is really suitable for photography background. As it is said before, unfinished touch is the domination of grey color, both with one tone of grey or various tones of grey. But in order to make your unfinished basement as your studio of photography, the ceiling of your basement need to be at least 9 feet or 10 feet height. It is because the height of the ceiling will affect the the quality of the photos you produce. And of course you need a reflector and flash, since natural light from the sun is not possible.

Pantry and Supplies

If the area of your kitchen is limited for you to safe your food ingredients, you are able to use your unfinished basement. Keep your dry goods or non perishable food ingredients in the basement. But you need to keep the dampness and the temperature of your unfinished basement stable, so that the food ingredients you safe there are not easily damaged. Or, you are able to to use your basement as the place of your supply of wine. Those are all about unfinished basement ideas.

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