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No matter if it is a man cave, rec room, craft center, poker den or play area you need to consider purposeful lighting. Once you know the desired use for the space you can create a lighting plan.

Without the right lighting, it may feel too much like a dungeon, that is so 14th century.

Here are a few quick lighting tips.

Maximize the natural lighting. 

Trim back shrubs and other plants that block sunlight from window wells. If the window well has a cover, keep it clean or replace a cover that blocks light with one that lets light pass through.

Light the walls.

Choose light colors for walls, carpet, and furniture. As much as we all miss the dark brown faux wood paneling from the ‘70s it doesn't do much to create a bright space.

Accent Lighting.

This will not only make the space brighter, it also makes space feel less like a basement because lamps make space feel decorated and lived in.

Light Bulbs. 

Depending on the types of fixtures in the basement there are various new types of light bulbs. Consider talking to a lighting expert to find which type of bulb is going to give you the best results.

Create a false lighted window. 

This is simpler and more effective than you might think. Just frame and trim a “window” on a basement wall, and use creative lighting and decor (blinds, reflective paint, daylight spectrum bulbs) to make the light coming from the window look natural. 

As your REALTOR®, I will work with your mortgage lender to help you find a home comfortably in your budget where you can make your basement dreams come true. Need a crew to help you convert your basement? I know people who can help. I can also help you get your property ready to sell, if you are considering upsizing or downsizing. Learning what your specific needs are, is the key to helping you reach your real estate goals. Let me be your guide through the home selling, and buying process. Call me today at 720.675.7355 or email me at donnahansenion (@)

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