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Roller shades are a good window covering for a remodeled basement
Jul 1 2011
Whether it will be used as a family room or another purpose, one of the most important elements to remodeling a basement into livable space is lighting.
Remodeling a basement should include arranging for as much light as possible in the space.
Too often, small windows and a lowered ceiling create a dark environment in a newly-finished basement room. According to BasementRemodeler.com, it doesn't have to be that way.
"Basements should be more heavily lit than above-grade rooms," the website states. "Maximize both natural (outdoor daylight) and artificial lighting. An open floor plan, large windows, and a French door leading to the basement will help [increase] the lighting."
One way to extend the light coming into a basement is to choose a window treatment that affords the interior as much natural light as possible, as well as privacy when it's needed. For instance, roller shades are simple window coverings that can be drawn up to maximize light entering the space.
For added energy efficiency at basement windows, honeycomb shades trap air to conserve heat in winter and cool down hot rooms in summer. The shades are available in a variety of colors that can be matched to a contemporary or a traditional decor.
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