Run My Makeover 110: Basement Family Room

Browse before photos of the Stirewalt's unfinished basement. A blank slate, this large room has a lot of potential.

  • homeowners

    Meet homeowners Susan and Jim Stirewalt; their empty basement is ready for the fininshing touches.

  • Floor

    Rather than stain the existing concrete floor, the homeowners would like to cover it with something softer underfoot. Because this is a basement, flooring options are limited; durable, low-maintenance laminate would be a great choice.

  • Unfinished Basement

    With a high ceiling and plenty of square footage, the basement offers many usage options. The homeowners want a warm space, perfect for entertaining guests or just hanging out with the kids.

  • Unfinished Basement

    With large windows and French doors leading out to the backyard, the space is filled with natural light.

  • Unfinished Basement

    Recessed lights are great for illuminating the room but fashionable pendant-style lights would help to bump up the basement's style.

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