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:: Basement Design Tips
 
Basements should be more heavily lit than above-grade rooms. Maximize both natural (outdoor daylight) and artificial lighting. An open floor plan, large windows, and a French door leading to the basement instead of the solid door which is most likely installed there now will help maximize the lighting. Also think in terms of light colors, and mirrored walls or ceilings.
 
 

Eliminate as many posts and columns as is practical. Design new walls to conceal necessary posts and columns whenever possible.
If air ducts or plumbing must be relocated, do so along walls or beams, leaving ceilings higher in the center of rooms, where headroom is more critical.
Make the room seem wider and longer with the use of horizontal design elements.
Remember that water seeks its lowest point (the basement). Carpet may be installed, of course, but consider using alternative, more water resistant floor coverings such as tiles, vinyl, area rugs (which can be easily taken up and dried out or cleaned), or indoor/outdoor carpeting to minimize any potential water damage.
 
 
   

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