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Brighten a Basement on a Budget



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Your basement doesn’t have to be the dark and dreary spot in your home anymore.

Low ceilings, limited light and general dreariness can make the basement a hard spot to hang out in. Here are a few ways to brighten things up in what is often a dark and cramped looking space:

1. Fresh Coat - Paint the walls a light shade and ceilings even lighter to give the illusion of height.

2. Lighten Up - Use various lighting sources layered at different heights including wall sconces and lamps to brighten things up.

3. Mirror Mirror - Place mirrors across from your basement windows in order to maximize the effect of natural light.

4. Floored - Don’t break up the basement by choosing continuous flooring so that the space will appear larger.

These are just a few ways to transform your basement from dark and dreary to bright and beautiful. All it takes are just a few simple adjustments and before you know it, your basement will become one of your most popular hangouts!



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