Have A Tiny Basement Space You Want To Feel Big? Use Recessed Lighting, Paint, And More

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Utilizing the space you have in the basement can be a great way to add space to your home, and to get more areas to spread out. If you have a small basement, but you want to make the most of the space you have, there are some affordable and easy ways to do so.

You don't have to take up all of the space with a lot of walls and drywall, and you can try to keep it open as possible. Here are some considerations to do this.

Recessed Lighting 

Inquire about getting recessed lighting installed by an electrician. Since the ceilings are low, this is an easy way to get a lot of lights spread out throughout the space without taking up a lot of space or needing a lighting fixture that hangs.

The electrician will have to examine the current electrical connections and options to see where it is best for the lights to go. This is easiest to do when there is no ceiling to prevent damages, and adding lots of light helps makes the space feel open.

Spray the Ceiling

A popular trend is to spray the basement ceiling instead of adding a drop-down ceiling or another type of covering. If you want to keep the space feeling open, consider spraying the ceiling a neutral or light grey color, so the space is bright and open around the bright lighting.

Paint the Walls

Paint on the walls will help conserve space because you won't have to give up inches on all the walls for wood framing and drywall. If you have bricks or cement blocks, you can paint them to look like an aged warehouse wall or another pattern. There are other designs and options to consider, but this saves inches on all the walls that can add up to a lot of space savings.

Any space that you can save when you are trying to make a small space seem bigger is important. There are so many different ways that you can help to make a small space seem better, so be sure that you pick appropriate-sized furniture and electronics to go into the space, and that you don't overcrowd the area. Once you have the electrician in the basement to do the electrical work, you'll be ready to start painting, picking flooring, and creating the space to be an added lounging or other area.

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