When planning a finished basement project, be sure to consider that basements can be chilly in winter. There are several options for keeping a finished basement comfortable without major renovations. Low cost ideas for creating a warm and inviting space in a basement include a space heater, portable baseboard heater, an area rug, a throw blanket, and a ceiling fan that can run in reverse. Options for increasing the temperature of a large space in a basement include an electric fireplace, radiant floor heating, and radiant wall heaters. Learn about options for keeping your finished basement warm during colder periods.