Basements rarely get enough natural light, so you have to rely on artificial lighting and other techniques to properly illuminate the space. Fortunately, there are various methods to flood your basement with light. You can use bright colors, open floor plans, mirrors and more.
Today, we share some best practices on how to illuminate a finished basement.
Bright and saturated colors create a refreshing atmosphere. You can use them on your walls, large furniture pieces and other accessories in your basement. With adequate lighting, your basement will pop with color and look more appealing.
Contrasting Dark Hues
Dark contrasts bring depth and sophistication to the space. They can also serve as focal points in your finished basement. You can use large, dark-shaded counters and side tables as contrasting accents.
An Open Floor Plan
An open floor plan makes your basement feel bright and airy. Expanded wall spaces can make the basement seem larger. You can remove some structures and walls to expand the space. Ask your home remodeling contractor for suggestions on how you can achieve an open floor plan.
Decluttering your basement can give the space a cleaner, more pleasant look. Clear spaces of boxes, containers and other items. Then, select storage bins and containers suitable for the design of your basement. Keep the basement clean and uncluttered to let more light pass through and illuminate every area.
Mirrors make spaces feel bigger and brighter by reflecting light across the entire space. Maximize these benefits by installing floor-to-ceiling, wall or shelved mirrors.
At Reliable Remodeling, we’ll make sure your basement is properly illuminated so that key areas are visible. Whether it’s your basement or exterior living spaces, our team will make sure your needs are taken into consideration. Call us at (205) 988-9194, or fill out this contact form to get started.