I know you really want that basement finished off so that you have more living space.  Well, let’s talk,  Affordable finished basement ideas, including painting basement concrete walls, painting the ceiling joists, and acid staining the basement floor is something you can have.  Watch the video below for the full video vlog Season 2, Episode #72 of Burning Questions:


Affordable Finished Basement Ideas

What are some of the most inexpensive basement finishing ideas?  I find if most people don’t want to spend too much or are planning on putting their home on the market, the following are great options to choose from for affordable finished basement ideas:

  • Painting Basement Ceiling Joists – You can paint the ceiling joists as well as the pipes and ductwork in a flat, black finish.  This creates a void above the light fixtures.  Very simple solutions and many commercial retail stores apply this technique.
  • Painting Concrete Basement Walls – If you are going to paint the basement walls, I’d suggest going a lighter shade of paint on the walls due to the fact you don’t have natural lighting in the basement.
  • Painting Concrete Basement Floors – You can paint the basement floors or acid stain the basement floors.  This keeps the dust down.  Also, if your basement has a tendency to flood, you don’t have to tear up the carpeting or tile. 

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Final recap – everyone loves a fully remodeled basement.  But let’s get real – most cannot afford $25,00-$40,000 for a basement.  Especially if you are planning on selling your home.  With a little sweat and time and a few gallons of paint, you can have your ceiling, wall, and floor painted in no time.  It is a very inexpensive and affordable option.  

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on getting your basement ceiling, walls or floor painted, give me a call. My team and I have been serving the Plainfield, Naperville, Lisle, Shorewood, Joliet, Oswego, Yorkville, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.