If you are about to do a remodeling project into your basement read on. This ideas might be of your interest, so scroll down and take a look at the Homeowners who have basements wonder what to do with the space, and most of them use it for storing things, and others with more creative minds turn them into useful and practical areas.
The goal here is to save money. Window treatments can be very costly. Depending on the size of your window, your only choice may be to go with curtains when trying to stay under $100. It is a little different with a concrete overlay. You first of all with get a more consistent color and this color will be more vivid and in most cases more dramatic. This is because the mix is consistent and we are using white Portland cement in the mix as opposed to grey Portland cement in normal concrete. You may want to consider treated laminate as it is resistant to moisture, making it perfect for basement applications.
Homeowners with low basement ceilings might consider a ceiling grid system, which generally takes away only an inch of head room. Easily installed panels that are made of vinyl or PVC look like tile and offer access to pipes and plumbing. Panels can be installed over drywall, plywood or open studs. To answer your question, yes, painting bathroom tiles can be done depending on the type of material the tile is made from.
We found some lovely, wide crown moulding and some fluted trim at Habitat REstore (if you have a Habitat for Humanity REstore near you, you ought to check it out! The prices are amazing!) Since this was going to be a long wall of shelves, we divided it up into thirds and bumped out the center section to add visual interest. I recently bought a quonset home from the 1940s & have been trying to find out the history. Like your site.
We live in Calgary and the average price to finish a basement can run between $40 to 60K. Just roughing-in a bathroom and installing a sump pump, not including installation of fixtures, is looking to run about $10K (materials are $1-2K total; hourly rate per person worked out to be between $200/hr to $250/hr for a licensed professional). Be clear about how the new space is going to be used and, if the basement is currently a storage area, where everything will go once the project is done. Better Homes & Gardens 6 offers design ideas to keep in mind. For inspiration, provides a quick photo gallery 7 of one basement’s sparkling transformation.