I’m trying to think of the simplest way to semi-finish our basement. I’d love to go all out and do a really big basement renovation but that’s just not going to happen.
Our basement has a low ceiling so if I wanted to do the basement right one of the first things I’d need to do would be to dig the floor down a foot or two! No ..I’ll just have to keep hitting my head. LOL … Well .. at least when I get a new furnace sometime in the near future I’ll make sure that the duct work gets moved to the sides of the basement instead of running in the center and pretty much all over the place. It’s no wonder I keep hitting my head when I’m down there. If the duct work was moved over the ceiling would still be low but I’d just clear my head in most places.
One nice thing about our basement is that it’s been very dry. No leaks and the walls are intact. Perhaps I could keep them the way they are. They are painted white .. maybe just repaint? Just put down some kind of basement flooring, perhaps paint the ceiling rafters white to lighten up the basement and that might be ok for a simple reno?