2009 Idea Home: Chicago Remodel
Color a mood
Idea Home: Jim and Melissa initially were leery of a basement remodel because they thought the finished space would be cold and dreary. We altered that perception with warm Benjamin Moore paint colors (Affinity #AF-295 Pomegranate and Classic Color #1060 Blanched Almond). To coordinate, we revived a bargain plastic mirror with Colonial Red color from Rust-Oleum's new Painters Touch Ultra Cover 2x spray paint.
Your home: Don't be afraid to try new, rich colors to brighten a basement. Make basement ceilings feel taller by hanging your framed pieces relatively low. Camouflage piping with cabinets such as the ones pictured, and enjoy the extra storage you'll get, too.