How to Build A Basement Art Room

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Want to refinish part of your unfinished basement into a clean, usable area for your family? See how we reinvented a large area to give our family space to play and create.
Check out our updated basement! We carved out an area of our unfinished basement and created a colorful art room for our family. The previous basement, as shown in the next picture, was a hodgepodge of storage, old furniture and decor, and our workshop.
Framing walls to enclose part of our basement for a kid-friendly arts and crafts room.
The new basement art room serves our craft storage needs and creates a fun media room for the family. An old couch and recycled carpet make the room feel cozier, and a 3'x4' flat file will store lots of crafts, art prints, and other materials.

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  • Bonnie Dixon
    Bonnie Dixon
    on Jun 17, 2017

    I noticed you painted cement block! Ive been told you can't paint them; they have to breathe. ??
    • JJ
      on Sep 2, 2019

      True. We just sealed our basement professionally so its dry. They said I can definitely paint and it only helps the humidity. I'm a out to go nuts with the walls. Our unfinished basement is the same square footage as the upper so why waste half of a house eh? Plus its myself and my 17 year old son. Nice to have our own spaces in such a small house. Instead of 900 square feet we have 1800. I will post some pics once I'm done but I'm doing all of it cheapo style and really pumped. This looks great!

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