Finishing a Basement on Budget
Hope everyone is doing well, looking for a cheap way to partially finish a basement. I know best case scenario would be insulating everything and putting up Sheetrock but I’m not ready to take on that project. I’m in climate zone 5, unfinished basement is cool in summer, area I’m lookin to use is about 16×22. Here is my plan just to make space more useable.
1. rubber tile flooring- the stuff they use for gym areas. I’m going to have some workout equipment and I have young toddlers. I figure floor would be softer and I can easily replace any tiles or take up floor. I’m going to put this right over concrete? Should I use any underlayment?
2. My concrete walls are just ugly looking in spots, picture attached. Is there a product I can easily patch any wonky areas and then safely paint it? What would I use?
3. Add 2 interior doors to separate 16×22 area. In dead of winter I have an infrared heater I can use to heat up space if I’m down there.
Plan on finishing area in future but trying to save for other projects I’m working on. Does this sound like it will be a waste of money or will make space more comfortable?
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