Basements are always beneath a regular building, and nearly always below ground level. Basement interior design must, therefore, require careful consideration as to how sufficient lighting will be provided in lieu of natural light. Normally, basements have a tendency to be dark and dingy before they are transformed by a qualified designer. A rather interesting consequence to this is that most basements have no windows. Therefore, most likely in your average basement interior design project you will have no consideration of window coverings. Unless, of course, the design requires that there be faux windows. In this case, your basement interior design project may turn out to be more expensive than an average family could budget for.
Consideration should also be given regarding for what purpose the redecorated basement will be used. If your client is considering a basement interior design project to add a bedroom, play room or study, the design parameters are fairly easily determined. However, if your client is an artist, the requirement may be quite different. This artistic client may be launching into a basement interior design project to create a paint or sculpture studio, a practice dance floor or perhaps even a recording studio. In such situations, your interior design skills may be severely tested, as some unique construction may be required.
The idea of build out construction may be included in most basement interior design projects. This may include redesigning the entrance to the loft, but most often it involves paneling walls and closing in pipes and wiring. If the basement is of a good size, or if the project includes more than just adding additional living space, walls and doors mat be added to your basement interior design project.
Bottom line, perhaps the key thing to keep in mind regarding a basement interior design project is the consideration of cost versus value and necessity. As you are extending an existing structure, it is very likely that the client has a limited amount of funds available for their basement Interior Design interior design project. Unless this client is fairly wealthy, or perhaps an artist with a specific goal in mind, wisdom dictates that you consider their budget as you present your recommendations.