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3 Basement Painting Tips January 15, 2019

Hampton Bays, Southampton
3 Basement Painting Tips, Southampton, New York

Though many homeowners choose to leave their basements unfinished, remodeling this area of your home can give you extra bedrooms, a game room, or even an extra office or kitchen. To maximize the appeal of your basement remodeling project, however, you’ll need to do quality residential painting, especially since basements often get little natural light. Here are a few tips to consider.

A Guide to Painting Your Basement

1. Keep It Light

residential paintingBecause they tend to have few full-sized windows, basements can feel dark and cramped, especially if you paint the walls dark colors. Having your residential painting contractor paint the ceiling white will help your rooms feel more open. There’s no need to stick with white for your walls, however, primarily using lighter colors will make the area feel larger and more inviting.

2. Use Chair Rails for to Add Dimension

Because many basements are a single open space—rather than being broken up into several smaller rooms—adding a chair rail—a type of moulding that goes around the room’s perimeter—or dado rail can liven up your walls. Paint the area below the rail the same color as the upper wall for a more uniform look, or use a different paint color to add contrast.

3. Add an Accent Wall

Even if you paint most of the walls in your basement a light color, you can still shake things up with a well-planned accent wall. Accent walls are usually distinguished by their bold color or the use of alternate materials, such as tile or wallpaper. Even a wall with a lot of shelving can serve as an accent wall, providing a functional use and visual contrast.


When you’re ready for your next residential painting project, contact GM House Painting & Power Washing. Serving Suffolk County, NY, for over 10 years, their licensed and insured painting team will bring your vision to life. To learn more about their residential painting services, visit them online or call (631) 255-5082.

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