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Budget Basement Makeover

Durable new laminate floors are great for high traffic basements and playrooms.

In this stylish but budget-friendly basement reno, designers Melissa Davis and Halina Catherine of Catherine + Davis saved by using a 7-1/2"-wide laminate floor that's hardwearing but doesn't compromise on style. The well-priced material works perfectly over radiant heating and is a popular choice for basements where water can damage wood and carpeting. This left room in the budget for beautiful lighting, stainless steel appliances, a full dining room table and finishing details that give this basement main-floor appeal.

Get more budget reno tips from Catherine + Davis in our Save & Splurge Reno Tips photo gallery. Plus, get more Budget Basement Decorating Tips.

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