What to do with an Unfinished Basement

Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potential. With just a little love and the help of the following ideas, you can spice it up in no time and get some great use out of the space.


  1. Add a pop of color. Give your basement a whole different look without a big renovation by adding some color to space. Consider painting and sealing the floors, opening up the room by painting the rafters white or a light color, or creating a bold accent wall.
  2. Divide the space. Want to make your basement a multi-use room? Partition out the area by installing an inexpensive curtain system. This can be done either with a curtain track or a simple wire, some hooks, and curtains will suffice.
  3. Add foam mats. Whether you’d like to use the basement as a home gym to get a quick workout in or a place for the kids to play and rough house, adding some foam mats into the mix is a great and easy solution. They come in various colors and can quickly be picked up and tucked away if need be.
  4. Use a large rug. As an alternative to adding mats, find a large, eye-catching rug to be used as a focal point, and furnish the area around it.
  5. Add lighting. Basements often offer very little built-in lighting and few outlets around the room. Consider stringing café lighting across space from the rafters to give a nice ambiance and glow without any difficult electrical work.

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Marie Macon

Written by Marie Macon

I always knew that I wanted to chart a path helping others ever since I was young and found my natural calling in real estate, serving my clients and guiding them through one of the biggest investments of their lives. I received my real estate license while working in the Shoreline School District. I have been employed by Shoreline School District since moving to Shoreline in 2012. As an educator, I have learned how to be patient, detail oriented, proactive, and to be a strong advocate for my own daughter and students with disabilities. My experience as an advocate for Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services shows advocating and helping others is a natural calling for me. My passion is helping people and real estate allows me to do that. I am committed to work tirelessly to promote your best interests. I take great pride in everything I do and hold myself to high standards. I will absolutely provide quality service and I commit to working hard, listening, and following through. I strive to make every transaction as smooth and stress-free as possible. I am happily married to Tony with five children. I enjoy sports, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. I feel incredibly blessed to work with amazing clients who become my friends and a strong part of my network.

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