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The “Finished”, Unfinished Basement

Finished unfinished basement. Painting the masonry walls with a tinted waterproofing paint and installing faux wood laminate floor over DriCore to create a more finished space in the unfinished basement. A basement without drywall.

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12 Finishing Touches for Your Unfinished Basement

p An unfinished basement, with its concrete floor and exposed joists, may seem dreary and cold. But in reality it is an enormous blank canvas just waiting for your inspired ideas and artistic vision. The fact is, you don't really need niceties like drywall and recessed lighting to create an inviting space. /p br p Before you begin, do what you need to do to make sure the space is dry and clean. Fix any water issues and apply waterproofing if necessary. Unfinished concrete flooring will…

from casaCARA: Old Houses for Fun & Profit

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An unfinished basement: stain the ceiling, paint the walls, put in wooden floors.>my favorite inexpensive way to finish a basement....with vinyl "wood" tiles/sheets in prep of water damage