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Basement Finishing and Renovations Has it been 2 years already? Time to work on finishing the basement into some extra living space.


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Old 2015-01-05, 09:10 PM
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I used a light grey for most of the basement. The bedroom got the same hue of grey but two shades darker.

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Do you know the name and also the brand of paint? Looking for a nice grey for our basement as well
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Looks somewhat like revere pewter by benjamin moore
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It was a Lowe's paint sample that I got matched at Sherman Williams using their Opulence line paints.
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It was a Lowe's paint sample that I got matched at Sherman Williams using their Opulence line paints.
Too bad you dont remember the name...it's a nice color. If you or the wife remembers the name do update here
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PM me and I can try and answer some of your questions and maybe give you some advice on things I would do differently also . Yeah I'm in Ottawa and he's only a local contractor.
Thx for sharing it looks awesome! I stumbled on this and by chance I see you live in my hood and have a similarly sized bsmt so I was wondering if you would be kind enough to share contractor contact info? Would also love to hear tips re what you would do differently?

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Do you know the name and also the brand of paint? Looking for a nice grey for our basement as well
FWIW, we went with 3-4 shades of grey in our basement too. They're shades darker than what we use on the first and second floor so it made sense to keep the same pallet. Don't be afraid to go dark! You can still make it look great and not appear like a cave if you use correct lighting.

The idea was to make the basement walls one shade darker than upstairs and then build some ceiling bulkheads/coffers as features and make them a shade darker than that. We like the results.

Most of the basement are 3 different Sherwin Williams colours which we find work well:

SW7031 for bar/brewery (lightest colour):



SW7032 for HT/hallway/DVD room and most of the ceilings (medium colour):



SW7033 for the coffers (uppers) in the home theater ceiling (darkest colour):



The upstairs of our house is SW7030 which is a lighter colour in the same family so the stairs to basement transition should work well:



Here are the 4 colours together:



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More details on the paint colours and maps of where they went in this post here: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/fo...=292723#292723

More pictures available in my basement build thread (see my signature).

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Thx for sharing it looks awesome! I stumbled on this and by chance I see you live in my hood and have a similarly sized bsmt so I was wondering if you would be kind enough to share contractor contact info? Would also love to hear tips re what you would do differently?

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OK I couldn't seem to PM but clicked on "send email" let me know if it comes through! cheers
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Quick question. Looking to finish basement as theater family room. No bedrooms

I am wondering if Egress windows are still required. We have two small Windows.have not measured them but I don't believe they are large enough to use as an escape route..
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Quick question. Looking to finish basement as theater family room. No bedrooms

I am wondering if Egress windows are still required. We have two small Windows.have not measured them but I don't believe they are large enough to use as an escape route..
From what I can tell the code only requires egress windows for bedrooms. So you should be OK.

http://www.seacliffhomeinspections.com/egress.php
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