09:57PM | 11/18/02
Member Since: 01/04/00
5 lifetime posts
I have recently moved into my brother in laws house to help him with my neice and nephew. I am considering fixing up the basement for a place I can have for some privacy. It is fairly new, pat of an additioni from 7 yrs ago, and the only time there was water was the "100 yr flood " we had in 1996. Money is tight, so I was just thinking of paint on the walls and floor to help reduce the dust? I thought I read about paint that looks like brick ?

Maybe a carpet remnant also to help insulate.

The ceiling has electrical and duct work, woudl like to cover with a latice or grape vine type thing with little lights.

There is a sump pump I want to disguise is agaist a wall and 6 feet from the corner of the room.

Any suggestions would be great.Thanks.



05:01PM | 11/19/02
Member Since: 11/02/02
72 lifetime posts
I recently painted walls and floor in a basement bathroom. Floor used to be carpet, but it was old and smelly, so I got rid of it. Fresh paint made the cement-block walls look surprisingly good. Be sure to use floor-paint for the floor. Even then, floor-paint is not impregnable. I took a chip out of it the other day when I accidentally dropped a hammer.


03:44AM | 11/20/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
You could cover the sump pump with a painted wooden box that could be easily moved if needed. (If not painted, it could be covered with a tablecloth or decorative blanket.) Then use it for a stand for books, vases, or whatever.


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