A basement may or may not have windows. If yours does, rejoice, and make the most of this asset by removing all drapes and blinds. If your basement doesn’t have windows, you can still create the illusion of an open, cheerful space by painting the walls a light color, such as white, cream, pale yellow, or a soothing neutral, like sage green or beige. Don’t go with dark paint or paneling in the basement, especially if there are no windows. You can also create the illusion of light and space by installing a large mirror on one or more walls.
A basement is an ideal room for all the big, clunky pieces of furniture that might not fit so well in other areas of your home. This is the place for the pinball machine, pool table or gigantic armoire. But if you cringe at the thought of transporting your big pieces from storage, there’s good news: services such as pool table disassembly are available from furniture experts. The company simply disassembles the piece, moves it, and reassembles it wherever you like. If you’re planning to turn your basement into a rec room for teens, or a man cave, it may also be prudent to choose sturdy pieces upholstered in stain-resistant fabrics. Otherwise, you may find yourself needing couch upholstery repair!