Your basement or crawlspace is usually the coolest spot in the house because of the insulating effect of the ground. That means that warm, moist air coming inside condenses on surfaces, including your pipes, causing dripping or sweating. Besides being annoying, dripping raises the humidity level in the house and increases the chances for mold growth. To reduce this problem, make sure all vents to the outside are closed, and add foam pipe insulation to the parts of the pipes you can reach.
Back-to-back couches and a console divide this large room into two spaces, while orange accent pillows break up the gray hues. For the ultimate theater room experience, a large projector screen can be retracted from the ceiling.
In this remodeled basement, heavy, gold drapes hang on garden-level windows, while a large L-shaped sectional is positioned in front of a padded ottoman and leather armchair. Track lighting, a table lamp, and a lampshade chandelier provide beautiful lighting for the basement space.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, this basement guest room was unfinished, it had a leak issue coming up through the floor, a strong mildew smell, and was cluttered with storage items and ironing board. Needless to say, all is new in this room; finished walls, the carpet, lighting and furniture. The window ledge was also leveled and the closet was moved. Now, the space is light, bright and functional.
A retro wet bar with cosmic accents sits outside the entry to a Star Trek-themed pinball arcade, turning this finished basement into a fun party spot. A curved soffit mirrors the lines of the curved, quartz-topped bar.