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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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