Return to the Basements Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
How to Create a Loft/Industrial Look for Basement on a Budget

Posted by baseballmom94 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 7, 07 at 10:43

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!!

Thanks!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: How to Create a Loft/Industrial Look for Basement on a Budget

I would paint the ceiling exposed stuff steel gray, or silver. Then I would also paint the walls a grayish blue color or maybe even red for a classy pop. I think it would look great.
My basement has ceiling tiles, but they are treea cotta ornage and the walls are green. Its a unique combination.


 o
RE: How to Create a Loft/Industrial Look for Basement on a Budget

My basement is insulated and carpeted and I still run a heater down there to keep it comfortable. Are you sure you don't want insulation and drywall. I don't recall any of us kids denting drywall when we were young. I lived in a couple of lofts and they both had carpet and drywall.

Otherwise, I like the black ceiling idea.


 o
RE: How to Create a Loft/Industrial Look for Basement on a Budget

Try everything in a high gloss finish. Maybe all white - I've never met a basement that was too bright - and then accent everything else with grey, chrome or primary colors!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Basements Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here