Cheap Basement Man Cave Ideas
Dark TV Area-Accessorize with affordable vintage finds.
It seems counter intuitive to paint your cellar ceiling and walls in such a dark hue, however, stylist Arren Williams maintained the space bright with mood light. The undermount light in the high-gloss storage components highlights our ranges, states Williams. This modern design has a manly sense without crying out bachelor pad.
High-Low Laundry Room-Dress up fundamental basement closets with classic drawer pulls.
Designer Theresa Casey renovated her 600-square-foot cellar to add an office, guest bedroom and luxe laundry space. She saved on affordable white cabinetry but additional classic grips, a marble countertop, a gallery wall and a classic ladder to make the functional space seem unique.
Lower-Level Guest Bedroom-Wallpaper one wall rather than four.
From the 2009 Princess Margaret Showhome, the reduced level was completed with style. A focal wall was coated in a textured wallpaper while others were painted a creamy white to maximize light. A table and chandelier lamps make it possible for guests to choose their preferred lighting.
Vibrant Laundry Room-Pinch pennies with MDF cabinets and add your own trim.
H&H senior editor Meg Crossley turned into this unfinished basement laundry area into a laundry oasis. Improper venting meant the washer and dryer needed to be moved into the opposite wall, in which they're now hidden by bi-fold doors. Meg also added a convenient sink using a kitchen-worthy faucet, an upper shelf and lower cabinets for extra storage. A builder cut door fronts from MDF, then Meg added Shaker trim for a personalized look. To provide the basement an airy atmosphere, the area was painted white. Sico's Light Sugar (4150-11), an obsolete white, makes the ceilings look higher without feeling sterile or cold. The cupboards were painted robin's egg blue for a country-inspired appearance.
Sewing Room-Make low ceilings appear higher with customized built-ins that optimize vertical space.
This sewing, craft and gift-wrap station was designed to a corner of a basement laundry room. The plans included built-in cabinets which provide lots of storage to organize supplies and seasonal products. Straightforward Ikea boxes flip the open shelves into a clean screen and white paint keeps it clean and bright. The durable slate floor is practical and elevates the decor.