3 Tips for A More Livable Basement Development

3 Tips for A More Livable Basement Development

It is a new start to the year and now that all your Christmas decor is put away, it is a great time to look at your basement living space.  If you have a basement development that you are not fully utilizing, Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design would like to encourage you with 3 tips on how to make your basement development a more livable space.

Tip #1:  Make it functional.  You can do this by deciding what you will use each area in the basement for (eg. tv watching, games, drink & snack preparation, sleeping).  Once you have figured out your general space plan, you can start thinking about more specifics items & details of the design.A More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement Development

Tip #2: Select furnishings & fixtures that you love & make sure that they are balance & to scale in the space.  It is important that you love the sectional you are lying on or the chair you are reading in.   Don’t just throw your old embarrassing sofa downstairs because it is available.  Instead sell it on Kijiji and put that $ towards something you love.  Select pieces and items that you adore & are special to you so that you are happy to invite friends & family members to use the space when they come over.A More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentTip #3: Don’t forget the details.  Ensure that you add artwork, accessories, drapery, light fixtures, hardware, stemware, and pillows to the basement as well.  Your basement development should not be forgotten as soon as you put a TV and sectional in there!  Try and elevation to the same level of furnishing as the rest of your house.A More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement Development

Credits:

Interior Design, Custom Drapery,  & Furnishing: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Calgary Interior Design Firm.

Photography & Large Art Canvas:  Lindsay Nichols Photography, Calgary, AB

Builder/Contractor: Hopewell Residential, Mahogany Linea Showhome 2015

 

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