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Home Office Ideas for Your Finished Basement


Home Office Ideas for Your Finished Basement

by Joe Ellis / September 15, 2021

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These days, many of us are working from home and need a space to do so. Read here to learn how to turn your basement into a home office.  Finished Basement: Home Office Ideas Over the past year and a half, more and more people have transitioned to working from home. While many employees are…

5 Uses For Your Finished Basement

by Joe Ellis / September 3, 2021

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Finishing your basement gives you a ton of extra space at home. Unsure of how to use it? Check out these ideas. Having a finished basement is a great way to add value by adding another space in your home to enjoy. A finished basement includes walls, appropriate flooring, can be wired for electricity, and…

Styling an Exposed Basement Ceiling

by Joe Ellis / July 10, 2021

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Your ceilings are possibly one of the most underrated steps in your renovation process. Throughout the rest of your home, you aren’t walking around looking at your ceilings all day. If you did, you may trip and hurt yourself, so we would strongly advise against it. Nevertheless, when looking at each room as a whole…

Creative Ideas for a Traditional Basement

by Adam Jensen / June 20, 2021

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Perhaps you are looking at all of these trending interior designs like modern, farmhouse, rustic and the numerous combinations and thinking to yourself, “None of this fits me.” If so, that is okay. At the end of the day, this is your space. You have worked hard to own your own home and put in…

Industrial Basement Ideas

by Adam Jensen / June 10, 2021

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Are you looking to remodel your formerly unfinished basement but have a certain attachment to that unfinished basement “vibe”? Then the industrial chic design aesthetic may be the approach for you. The industrial design is based on the look and feel of old factories and industrial spaces of the past. The best part is that…

Rustic Basement Ideas from Floor to Ceiling

by Adam Jensen / April 22, 2021

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To be clear, when we say rustics basements, we aren't referring to gray concrete walls, cement floors, and minimal lighting.  We are hoping to step away from the dark, drab basements of the past. We are looking for upgrades with style with these rustic basement ideas. Rustic decor is derived from modern styles that inspire…

Finished Basement Laundry Room Ideas

by Adam Jensen / March 10, 2021

Possibly one of the simplest luxuries that can come with owning your own house is having your own washer and dryer. From using laundromats, apartment complexes with a simple stackable washer and dryer, or washer and dryer hook-ups to having your own washer and dryer in your own home, you have to admit it is…

Sports Basement Ideas to Showcase Your Teams

by Adam Jensen / February 22, 2021

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Are you ready for MARCH MADNESS?!?!?! Have you been thinking about a sports basement finishing project? Finished Basement Plus has been hard at work helping people to get their spaces prepared for both the past Super Bowl LV and the near future March Madness basketball (We won't ask which team you are rooting for this…

Cozy Basement Family Room Ideas (Even in Michigan Winters!)

by Adam Jensen / February 9, 2021

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Have you ever seen those magazines of the picturesque family sitting in front of a fireplace? They have a look of serenity on their faces and a cup of hot cocoa or cider in their hands, wrapped in assorted blankets. There may even be a family dog on the rug in front of the fireplace drifting…

Top 5 Basement Design Trends for 2021

by Adam Jensen / January 27, 2021

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You have finally finished your basement, or you are about to!! (Hopefully with the help of Finished Basements Plus *winks*) Congratulations!! You have put in the time, work, and effort to transform your once unfinished basement into a new, energy-efficient, blank canvas of a space that can become any room you want. There are several…