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How to Restore an Ugly Basement - on a Budget!

Friday, January 18th, 2019 by Kelsey Bullerdick

Have you been dreaming about upgrading your basement without breaking the bank? We get it - you need to keep your house running, pay your bills, and save up some money for your kid's college tuition. Maybe it's not the right time to tackle that basement finishing dream project, but you wish you could use your basement for more than just doing laundry or where your furnace is located at. Or maybe you despise looking at those damp, dingy basement walls.

Remodeling your basement doesn't have to be expensive! Here are some affordable, easy steps that you can take to spruce up your ugly basement and make better use of the space without complete basement finishing.



Maybe your basement is currently being used as storage for all your decorations or items that you weren't sure where to put so you just put it out of sight, out of mind. Getting rid of some clutter and reorganizing the space can make a HUGE difference in not only how your basement looks but also feels, without even spending a dime.

This is where you can get really creative with your storage to maximize every area of the basement. Is the area under your stairs open? Use it! Don't forget, shelves can be a huge help if you're looking to consolidate your possessions and get more organized.


Upgrade your basement walls

Before you start installing some shelves, you need to take a close look at your basement walls. If your walls are damp or moldy, that moisture and mold will quickly spread and will damage your belongings. Another thing to think about is if you have paint on your basement walls, latex paint is made from rubber, which comes from trees and is therefore organic. This means that mold grows on paint. Besides that, when interior paint gets wet, it absorbs water, swells, bubbles, and loses its bond to the material it's on.

Here at Healthy Spaces, we recommend several basement wall solutions that will solve your ugly basement wall problem without depleting your budget. Whether your basement was designed with poured concrete, concrete blocks, or stone, we have solutions to make your walls look better, keep your basement dry, and even lower your energy bills


Beautify your basement ceiling

Hanging garden lights can make a drastic difference in brightening the space and distracting you from the dark, ugly, unfinished basement ceiling.

If you're looking for a more permanent solution, our basement ceiling tiles are a smart investment that will make your basement more beautiful while providing lasting insulation. Our dropped ceiling system will hide your unsightly, unfinished ceiling, and help create a comfortable space where you'll love to spend time. 


Pick a theme

Another great way to restore your basement is to pick a theme for the room. Maybe you need the space for a home office, a place for your children's playroom, or even a home gym. Or maybe you're looking to have some fun with a basement theater, man cave, or basement bar. 

You don't need to spend a lot of money to have a drier, better looking, more comfortable, and even more energy-efficient basement. Just with these simple steps, you can take the space that you already have, and transform it into anything you have in mind. 

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Healthy Spaces serves Owensboro, Evansville, Radcliff, as well as Newburgh, Henderson, Vincennes, Madisonville, Jasper, Haubstadt, Washington.

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2280 N Cullen Avenue
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