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Rustic Basement Ideas from Floor to Ceiling


Rustic Basement Ideas from Floor to Ceiling

by Adam Jensen / April 22, 2021

finished basement in brighton michigan with custom kitchen and entertainment space

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

sports bar in basement detroit style dark cabinets and granite

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

cozy basement living room with carpet and TV

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

Northville, Michigan basement with warm and earthy tones and trends

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…

How to Finish a Basement With Low Ceilings?

by Adam Jensen / August 20, 2020

open concept living and dining space in basement with vinyl plank flooring

How do I work around low ceiling heights in my basement? Lower ceiling height is a common issue in older homes that may not have been built with the intention of having the basement finished. Having a lower ceiling height does not mean you cannot finish your basement. You may just need to be a…

How to Choose the Best Basement Lighting

by Adam Jensen / July 30, 2020

basement kitchen with vinyl plank flooring and a large island with seating

Create a space that doesn't feel like a basement with basement lighting. When you think of a basement, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most, it would be a dark, cold, scary space. Not for us though! We see basements as endless possibilities to expand on the usable space in your…

10 Bars and The Cocktails They Inspire

by Adam Jensen / March 22, 2019

basement bar with wood accents and bar stools and led lights

Have you ever looked at something and it inspired a thought or feeling? Do you ever just see a place or thing and think about other things like food or drinks. If so then these bars from past jobs are sure to make you think of some pretty awesome things. We were looking at them…

Electric Fireplaces as a Design Feature

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Tv wall in basement with wood beam and electric fireplace wrapped in stone in Wixom, Michigan

Thinking about finishing or remodeling your Michigan basement? Adding unique design features can help make sure your basement stands out. One great way to do this is to add an electric fireplace. Electric fireplaces have come a long way in recent years. They can be easily added to any space while still adding extra warmth.…

What is an HDMI Stub Up?

by Adam Jensen / March 5, 2019

Traditional small basement with living room and bathroom in Clinton Township, MI

If we are finishing your Michigan basement and you have plans to mount your TV onto the wall we recommend something we call an HDMI Stub Up. What is an HDMI Stub Up? Behind the determined location of your TV, we will cut two holes into the wall, one behind the TV and one down…