Welcome to part 4 of our basement remodeling series! To check out previous articles in the series, start with part 1 here.
Plan on adding a bedroom space to your new basement? This article is for you -- here are a few great remodeling and decorating tips specific to basement level bedrooms:
-Below ground bedrooms will need an egress window for safety and to meet codes, so make sure you carve out a perimeter space of the basement as you layout your design.
-Insulate overhead to soften sound from above. Peace and quiet are musts for a good nights sleep. Make sure to install insulation between ceiling joists and finish the ceiling professionally to keep the sound of the dog's feet from keeping you up at night.
-Keep storage compact and build some in if possible, as basement bedrooms are often smaller spaces. In addition to a well-placed closet, consider built-in shelving, and utilize a bed that can accommodate under-bed storage drawers.
-Add wall fixtures. In addition to overhead light, consider wall sconces or a swing-arm reading lamp, to save space and add light exactly where you need it. Additional lighting will make the room seem more homey and less sterile.
-Layer rugs for extra floor warmth. Whether you opt for carpet or a wood or tile floor, basement floors tend to be cool. Add an area rug or layer rugs by the bed to add texture and coziness underfoot.
-Warm the basement bedroom with color. Since basements often err on the chilly side, use a warm or inviting color to give your basement bedroom a comfortable feel. Warm browns, natural greens, or firey reds and oranges are great for making a room feel snug. Use color on the wall or as accents in furniture and decor.
For more basement bedroom ideas, check out the additional tips and photos from Better Homes & Gardens here!
Ready to remodel your basement? For a cozy finished basement in time for the cold MN winter, get in touch with us here at Excel Builders today! Fall is a great time to remodel your basement! Serving Minneapolis, the West Metro, and the Twin Cities, MN area.
(Our final post on basement remodeling, part 5, can be found here!)