Even before we moved to our house, I already have major plans for our unfinished basement. I know i'm gonna have to fix it without having it fully finished because I know we don't have the budget for it. But I really really want to fix it and make it look prettier than some fully finished basements. How can I possibly turn this unfinished basement to a usable space and make it look good without the framing and drywall. Every time I go to our unfinished basement, I think of my big plans for it, but the harder I look at it, I was beginning to doubt myself. And on top of that, I had to come up with a plan that I can turn our unfinished basement into a usable space on a shoestring budget! goodluck with that! Ah Well, I had a dream of making it pretty, so I did it my way! on a shoestring budget!
This is how our unfinished basement looked like before we even moved to our house.
|That is the space under the stairs, looks like a storage for me. Right?|
|That is going to be the Laundry area|
|Main area of the unfinished basement.|
|When you go down to the basement, going to your right is this kind of a low-ish headroom area and through that door is a cold room. Call it whatever you want, its a storage room for me.|
|with all our stuff more like my husbands stuff and my daughters|
|this is the hallway. The first thing you see when you come down to the basement. More of our stuff. Bins! bins! bins!|
|this is how the low headroom area looks like now. We will turn this into a work/craft area sometime soon . Dont worry I will show how that turned out.|
|The other side of the work/craft area. Lots of crap! I wanna cry!|
|The laudry area now.|
|For the walls, I used a concrete paint for basements. This is the first coat of paint I did on the wall . I had to do it few more times. I made sure I painted it thick to cover the holes in the concrete walls.|
|I really used the space under the stairs as a storage. As you can see our treadmill is hibernating in there which used to be resting in the middle of the basement! yeah thats how I workout! :-)|
|This is how I covered the walls. Since framing, insulation and drywall is out of the picture, this is how I covered the walls of our unfinished basement.|
|From dark concrete grey walls with all walls covered and painted. It is now bright as a sunshine! Our little princess can now play! |
|Its not even done yet and she's taken ownership already!|