Want A Warehouse Style Man Cave? Finish Your Basement With These Touches
If you are creating a man cave in the basement and you want it to look like an old city warehouse for an industrial feel, there are some affordable things you can do to the space. Changing the basement will add usable square footage to the home and improve the home value later on, all while giving you your own space to relax and unwind.
If you have a blank space without drywall or flooring it should be easy to make the changes that you want. Here are a few things you should try doing to the space with the help of professionals that can do the work.
Brick is a great flooring option for an industrial style basement because it has the look of a downtown warehouse or building, and it's also durable and reliable. A brick flooring is robust and will act as an insulator for the basement. Get a couple of estimates from bricklaying experts in your area, such as Layrite Masonry & Tile, and see what prep work has to be done.
Exposed metal beams that aren't covered up with drywall shouldn't be difficult to use since there are already beams supporting the basement. You can paint the beams to make them look like a shiny steel if they are brown, red or another color. Leaving the beams exposed also keeps the space open and the ceiling higher.
Stainless Steel Appliances and Accents
The hardware like the door knobs and hinges should have a brushed nickel finish or another shiny steel finish. If you have any appliances in the basement like a refrigerator for a bar or a sink, use stainless steel appliances to complement the other metal pieces in the space. Hanging steel lighting fixtures can provide light and add to the look at the same time.
You may need a permit to finish your basement depending on the area where you live, so check with the building department before you start the project. If you are adding any plumbing or lighting in the space, you need a professional plumber or electrician, and they too will need to get permits to do their work. These suggested choices for styling and creating the basement are going to help you get the inner city old warehouse look that you desire, and you can add old rustic signs or warehouse pieces to complete the look.