3 Ways to Upgrade Your Basement

It’s a space for storage, for appliances, and in many ways, the most important components of your home. From circuit breakers to furnaces, your basement holds things that matter. In spite of that, most basements tend to be the last room in a home that sees any kind of upgrade. Making an investment in your basement can be a great way to add value to your property while also giving you and your family additional working space.

Here are 3 ways that you can upgrade your basement to work more for you:

1. Cover up the concrete. Basic concrete is fine, but it’s prone to moisture, cracks, chipping, and let’s face it, doesn’t look the greatest. Adding floor covering for a concrete basement floor can instantly make the space look brighter and more polished. Plus, an epoxy coating like Floorguard® can offer protection from moisture and common spills. Don’t forget about sealing up the walls, too!

2. Add storage.
Don’t let your basement be a dumping ground for clutter. Gather up the toys, the projects, the board games, etc. and put them into dedicated storage areas so that everything has its place. Shelving along walls gives you vertical storage space while bins and baskets keep things grouped appropriately and easily accessible.

3. Let there be light.
Basements don’t have to be dark and gloomy. Make your basement feel welcoming by brightening it with additional ceiling lights, lamps, or LED light strips. A little extra light can go a long way in making your space look great and also be more useful. 

How are you putting your basement to work? What upgrades have made the biggest difference for you and your family?