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Some houses are blessed with an extra floor underneath – a basement. Some basements are very small and contain the boiler, electric meter, and a few other similar items. Such basements cannot be used for much more than these utilitarian purposes. However, in other homes, the basement is a floor in itself and can even be divided into several rooms. In many houses, the basement is itself rented out as a separate apartment, with a separate entrance.
But what if your basement is bigger than the utilitarian type mentioned above, yet too small to be rented as an apartment? What is the best way to make use of it, and how can you decorate it?
Finding a great way to decorate an apartment for a couple or single person is hard enough, but add children into the mix and decorating takes on a whole new dimension. Apartment decorating for families is more about creative and stylish storage than it is about the newest styles of art or contemporary design.
That being said, there is no reason why unique and clever decor cannot be added to the mix.
Room by Room
When starting to design decor for a family apartment, break the design down room by room. Each room of the apartment will, most likely, serve several purposes and should be designed accordingly. From the bathroom to the bedroom to the small alcove where the washer and dryer are nestled, each space should work for the family’s needs and accommodate their lifestyle. By working from room to room, it will be easier to achieve a cohesive and efficient design.