A small basement needn’t be relegated to a storage-only space – a basement with a limited floor area can function as extra living space, a home office, a playroom, or fulfill other needs. And, even if the resulting space isn’t particularly large, a good design can make it a pleasurable place in which to spend time. Considerations for finishing a small basement area include keeping the finished basement area open, select a light paint color for walls and trim to keep the area bright, add built-in shelves to save space, and avoid cluttering with furniture. Learn more ideas for converting a small, unfinished basement into a usable living area.

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