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Remodeling Your Basement for an Industrial Look

Yesterday’s basement debacle is today’s chic trend, as the industrial look is at the top of many homeowners’ remodeling to-do lists. Remember what Grandma’s basement looked like in the 1970s? Since Grandma and Gramps used the basement for storage, laundry and not much else, they kept it as they found it—concrete floors, exposed brick walls, exposed ductwork. The only “furniture” included a washer and dryer, water heater and an old Frigidaire refrigerator that stored extra cans of soda.

Fast forward to 2011. While homeowners may want a big-screen TV, pool table or even an exercise room to join that old Frigidaire, there’s a big demand for replicas of Grandma’s basement. If you’re starting with an unfinished basement, creating an industrial mode requires just a few alternations. You’ll need to remove carpeting, decorative paneling and other “busy” touches from a fully-finished basement in order to achieve a factory loft look.
Choose Industrial Materials
The bare bones flooring choices include concrete, real or faux stone or brick. Think of walking down a turn-of-the-century brick or cobblestone street. Renovate walls with the same materials. Consider a “two-tone” approach and use granite for the lower half of the wall and brick for the upper half. If painting walls, opt for off-white, gray or cool metallic blue. Paint beams, ductwork and joists black, gray, white or brown. Black works best because it draws the focus downward toward the room. The industrial look is a great “as-is” kind of look - even little imperfections won’t damage the overall vibe. Install a stainless steel banister along the stairs, or add stainless steel steps similar to what you might find on some mobile homes. Stick to black or gray if painting stairs or cover them with tiles in muted colors.

Industrial Touches
As for lighting, try overhead track lighting or fluoresc...

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