How to Create a Loft/Industrial Look for Basement on a Budget
We would like to create an industrial style look in our unfinished basement. We want a game room where the kids can have fun without worry about denting drywall, etc. We already have a tv/pool room on the main level of the house so this would strictly be a teen room for ping-pong/foosball, video games etc.
1) We want to paint the exposed ceiling joists/wires etc. but we're not sure whether to use black or white paint. The ceiling is only about 8 feet and a little lower in one corner. The black would make the ceiling disappear but would it make the space to dark?
2) We want to paint the poured concrete walls but currently there is insulation on them. Should we remove the insulation and seal and paint the concrete or is it a mistake to remove the insulation?
3) What color walls would look best -- we want something fun but not too crazy!
4) Any ideas are welcome!!