If you have a large basement, you probably want to put it to good use.

Transforming the space into a gorgeous guest bedroom could be the best way of utilising the area. Of course, there are many things you’ll need to consider before doing that, and we’re going to draw your attention towards some of them this morning. Our step by step guide should give you some amazing ideas about what you can do to make the space more welcoming.

We’ll also try to think of ideas that will help you to cut back on spending. We know that most of your have only just recovered financially from the Christmas period. Thankfully, there are lots of ways you can improve your basement on even the smallest of budgets.

Deal with any damp issues

Many basements suffer terribly with damp walls. That is because they are created underground, and so they are more exposed to the soil. Companies like  Timberwise specialise in dealing with damp and other common issues that might manifest in that space.

You just need to find a provider in your local area that is capable of performing some basic damp proofing for a reasonable price. Failure to do that could mean dangerous fungus can begin to form on your walls, and nobody wants that.

Think about lighting

The first thing you need to do is work out how to light the space. While it is possible to transform other rooms in your home with natural light, that isn’t going to work in your basement. So, you need to choose some fittings that are going to make the space as bright and fresh as possible.

Spotlights are always popular in basements because the ceilings are often pretty low. The last thing you want is for guests to bump their head on something hot when getting out of bed in the morning. To save money on spotlights, you just need to check online auction websites.

Consider the flooring solution

The photograph we’ve attached to this post uses laminate flooring in the basement. The advantage of opting for that solution is that it can be rather reflective. That means the space should become a little lighter.

However, laminate and other wooden flooring solutions do not conduct heat well. Indeed, that will almost certainly make it more difficult to bring the room to a suitable temperature. For that reason, we believe you should seriously consider buying some carpet. It’s not going to look as stylish, but it will keep the room warm.

Add some ventilation

As there are no windows in your basement, it makes sense to add some ventilation. There are many different ways you can do that, but you should simply opt for the cheapest. Presuming some of your basement is above ground level, you should add a vent to the outside world. If your entire basement is submerged, you can use specialist pipes to create the same effect.

So long as you follow all those ideas, you should have a basement bedroom ready for decorating in no time. As we said, you can save a lot of money by purchasing all the items you require from online auction websites. Good luck with the job! We can’t wait to see what you manage to create.

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