Fun and Functional Basement Spaces

A basement turned into a living room  area with a fireplace.
So you’ve got an unsightly basement and want to turn it into the man cave or game room you’ve always dreamed of? Maybe you need somewhere for your guests to stay? It’s fairly easy to make these spaces more attractive or fun, but it’s crucial that you first make sure that your surfaces are solid before you start decorating.
Like any other paint or stain project, indoors or outdoors, proper prep is the only way to guarantee success. When you think about basements, things like flooding, mold, mildew, and water damage are likely to also spring to mind. Luckily, BEHR PREMIUM® Basement & Masonry Waterproofer can help you avoid those concerns!
BEHR PREMIUM Basement & Masonry Waterproofer withstands 12 PSI of water pressure and creates a mildew-resistant film on concrete, masonry, stucco, and brick walls. For application directions, make sure you follow all of the steps listed here that apply to your surface.
A simple basement and staircase with carpeted steps.
Now for the fun part – decorating your space! Since basements don’t typically receive much natural light, avoiding dark colors can help your space feel more open and bright. BEHR PREMIUM Basement & Masonry Waterproofer is available in two bases (white and gray), it has a 32-color palette and it can also be custom tinted using computer color matching. Paired with recessed or task lighting and vinyl or floating wood floors, you can create a space that is cozy and well-suited for whatever you’ve got in mind. Add in an area rug to pull everything together and in no time at all, your dream basement is complete!
A basement with a kitchen and red brick fireplace.
Take inspiration from the photos here, or explore the web to find your dream look. You can take your basement from drab and dreary to fun and functional, and Behr is here to help!

Colorfully Yours,


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