How to Remodel a Low Ceiling Basement

Basements with a low ceiling may cause a headache when deciding how to remodel them. Avoid this possible complication by taking into account the amount of headroom you have in your basement. When deciding on your choice choices for your basement remodel take into account light colors create an illusion of a larger room while dark colors make a room appear smaller and dreary. You do not need to spend a small fortune to remodel your low ceiling basement. Instead, changing a few items in the basement successfully remodels it, giving it a modern, clean appearance. Here’s how to remodel a low ceiling basement.

 

THINGS NEEDED

Ceiling paint

Paintbrush

Paint roller

Paint tray

Interior paint

Area rugs

Recessed light fixture

 

STEP 1

Remove all items from the low ceiling basement. This ensures you have a clean working area for your basement remodel.

STEP 2

Paint the ceiling in your basement with ceiling paint, your paintbrush, paint roller and paint tray. Selecting white paint creates the look and feel of a larger, open, airy basement. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly before continuing onto the next step.

STEP 3

Paint the walls in your basement in a light color with your paintbrush, paint roller, and paint tray. This remodels your basement walls.

STEP 4

Place area rugs on your basement floor. You do not have to replace the entire floor in order to remodel it.

STEP 5

Turn off the power to your basement at your home’s main breaker box. Flip the switch marked “basement” to the off position.

STEP 6

Remove your basements current light fixture according to the manufacturer’s directions. Typically, unscrew the light fixture from the ceiling and untwist the color-coded wires.

STEP 7

Install a recessed light fixture according to the manufacturer’s directions. Recessed light fixtures mount recessed in the ceiling giving you a flushed mounted light, which save head room in a basement with a low ceiling.

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