This is such a cute place!  I would do anything to to have a shop like this to share with my creative and future creative friends!

This is such a cute place! I would do anything to to have a shop like this to share with my creative and future creative friends!

Industrial with contrast.  Love the more traditional feeling benches with the sleek, yet rugged elements.

Industrial with contrast. Love the more traditional feeling benches with the sleek, yet rugged elements.

Paint Concrete Basement Floor Ideas, plus ceiling,,,beige instead of white or black. Would look good with wood accent wall

Paint Concrete Basement Floor Ideas, plus ceiling,,,beige instead of white or black. Would look good with wood accent wall

Quick fixes for an unfinished basement: paint walls with stain (not paint so concrete can breathe) and run industrial string lights that only require one outlet.

Quick fixes for an unfinished basement: paint walls with stain (not paint so concrete can breathe) and run industrial string lights that only require one outlet.

barnwood walls and stained concrete floor. Cool for a basement. by tsipouraki

barnwood walls and stained concrete floor. Cool for a basement. by tsipouraki

Finishing Foundation Walls: Insulated Stud Walls  Best for: Avid DIYers on tight budgets     How it's done: It's the tried-and-true traditional method: A vapor barrier and rigid-foam insulation are laid over foundation walls, followed by a stud frame and drywall. Watch a video of Tom Silva using this method to finish foundation walls.  thisoldhouse.com

Finishing Foundation Walls: Insulated Stud Walls Best for: Avid DIYers on tight budgets How it's done: It's the tried-and-true traditional method: A vapor barrier and rigid-foam insulation are laid over foundation walls, followed by a stud frame and drywall. Watch a video of Tom Silva using this method to finish foundation walls. thisoldhouse.com

Cheap "finished" basement playroom/gym: just cement walls painted bright colors. The ceiling (and all the ductwork and pipes) were sprayed black and then there was carpet and baseboard

Cheap "finished" basement playroom/gym: just cement walls painted bright colors. The ceiling (and all the ductwork and pipes) were sprayed black and then there was carpet and baseboard

Solution for crumbling parging on 85yo basement walls: Quikwall surface bonding cement | 4219osage.com

Solution for crumbling parging on 85yo basement walls: Quikwall surface bonding cement | 4219osage.com

I am sharing these photos because I spent so much time researching options for our basement floor and wish I could have found more before/after photos.   We decided to try  H&C Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain in Expresso.  My dad applied two coats of stain and two coats of the top sealer.  I love the results!

I am sharing these photos because I spent so much time researching options for our basement floor and wish I could have found more before/after photos. We decided to try H&C Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain in Expresso. My dad applied two coats of stain and two coats of the top sealer. I love the results!

Brick Basement Wall. If basement walls are originally brick instead of poured concrete, leave them as is for a chic loft like look. Concrete walls could be covered with faux brick treatment.

Brick Basement Wall. If basement walls are originally brick instead of poured concrete, leave them as is for a chic loft like look. Concrete walls could be covered with faux brick treatment.

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