Finishing your basement as another living space can be a great addition to your Woodland, CA home. Whether you are using it for a game room, movie room, workout area, storage space, or anything else, it’s a great place to get away from the rest of the house and sometimes, the other people in it. One of the biggest challenges of any basement is allowing in enough natural light so it doesn’t feel dark and dingy all the time. If you’re using the space more and more, you want it to feel more open and airy. Basements are famously dark and dreary, but natural light can help you get through that feeling to the other side—into a room you’ll really enjoy. Here are a few easy ways to add natural light.
You may have heard that adding mirrors makes a room look more open and spacious and that’s mostly because mirrors mimic the look of windows. You can reflect the light in the basement by adding a few mirrors. However, you don’t want to add too much.
-Get Multiple Light Sources
The easiest way to counteract darkness is by adding more light. Integrate multiple light sources that are as natural in the space as possible. Get track lighting or pot lights to put in as much as you can. You can also add lamps near couches to give you extra lighting when needed.
-Paint an Accent Wall
You don’t want dark colors in your basement or it’s just going to look and feel even darker. Paint a light color and then have an accent wall that is light and airy as well. Use a soft blue or green color to breathe brightness and dimension in the space while bringing in more natural light.
The flooring you choose can be very important and you probably won’t want hardwood because of dampness issues basements can have. Get something like laminate in a light color and utilize continuity to make the space seem larger.
-Install Vinyl Windows
If you have a walkout basement, natural light is easy to grab. You can install a sliding glass door or another exit along with vinyl windows as large as you want them to be in order to let that light in. Basements that are below ground are a big harder, but they will most likely still have a portion above ground. Put in some vinyl windows around the basement to give you an emergency escape route and to bring in the natural lighting.
If you need to bring in natural lighting, vinyl windows in Woodland Hills, CA are the best way to go. Vinyl windows from Concept Windows & Doors can make a world of difference in an otherwise dark space. Contact our experts at (818) 786-9100 and let’s look over what kind of wall space your basement has to offer. We’ll make recommendations based on our years of experience. You can also visit us for advice at 6035 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91411.