Help a potential future basement dweller
February 28, 2011 10:21 AM Subscribe
Considering moving into a basement apartment, just can't get over the basement-ness of it all. Any strategies for making it feel more welcoming?
posted by kmtiszen to home & garden (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm moving in a couple of months and one of my options is a HUGE ground-floor duplex where most of the living space is in the basement. There's room down there for a living space/office space and separate bedroom.
The two things I'm having trouble getting over are:
1. The lack of natural light. There are two small windows and a door that leads to a set of steps (which leads to the private backyard). The bedroom has no windows, just another door to the back patio. It's not pitch black down there, but definitely not as sunny as I'd like.
2. While the upstairs kitchen/dining is outfitted with nice hardwood floors, the entire downstairs area is this gross tile. It makes the whole environment all the more basement-y.
The space is great (even if the layout is kind of weird) and the price is right, I just wish I could get over the dank feeling of it all. I want it to feel like a home, not a place I go to play WoW for 37 hours straight. How do I get over it?