Basement Wall Trends, Styles and Basement Finishing Costs

Basement walls and finishing material can go a long way towards producing that final look, and feel, of your basement remodeling project. There are many options when it comes to basement walls that can help you not only stay within budget, but help you achieve the desired results. It does not matter if you’re remodeling design includes a bedroom, a bathroom, gourmet kitchen, home theater, game room, exercise room, den, wet bar, office or any other type of living space you desire. This home remodeling guide will get you started in the right direction and give you remodeling ideas to help you complete your basement finishing project.

Trends in Basement Walls and Basement Finishing

Turning your basement into a high-tech home theater or gaming area has been hot for a while and there’s no sign that the trend is slowing down. The equipment is improving and in some cases becoming more affordable. Guys are making finished basements into man caves, work shops and so much more. One of the keys to a successful basement finishing is designing the basement walls correctly. You need to create the look and feel you want so that it hits you as soon as you enter the basement. There are so many popular themes to consider, sports, movies, retro, lounge, and pool hall just to name a few.  Take some time and go over all your options before picking the theme that works best for you and your family for this home remodeling project.

Styles in Basement Walls and Finishing

You’ve got the same options for basement walls as you would in any other home remodeling project. The walls can simply be painted or coated with a textured material that can then be painted. Walls can be framed with dimensional lumber and basement insulation can be included. The basement walls can then be finished with materials that include painted drywall, wood paneling or planks, stone, cultured stone, or faux brick. Match your basement walls to the type of basement lighting and flooring you’re using for a complete basement finishing project. Produce the style you desire – traditional, retro, contemporary, European, country, cottage and more.

Basement Walls and Finishing Costs

Paint is relatively cheap, especially when compared to stone and wood planking that can be very expensive. Drywall, texturing and paneling are moderately priced. Expect to spend 5%-10% of your total budget on the basement walls and finishing material. Get a few written estimates from remodeling contractors. After a few estimates and talking to the contractors you will be better able to choose the contractor that makes the best sense for your budget and project.

Conclusion, Basement remodeling and basement finishing can double the usable space of your home. It’s a great way maximize what you already have and is a good choice for those who don’t want to move or believe they’d have trouble selling their current home. Take time to gather remodeling ideas, consider your options, and carefully select the elements for your basement remodeling project. When you carefully choose and carry out your remodeling design, you’ll be satisfied with the results now and for many years to come. Also, consider all family members in this project. While it is easy to just build a man cave you need to consider everyone. There are times when this large extra room will have to fit many uses and you may be surprised in a few years at who is using this room the most. You should be open to all options.