Now we're talkin'. Basically unfinished but still very cool. Painted floor, cinder block painted white, curtains for walls and exposed lighting. Has a French country house vibe going. For more basement ideas check out www.ifinishedmybasement.com
Farming can be a hardscrabble life, so homesteaders often made do with things readily at hand. Get the same type of collected look by replacing a boring interior door with a fetchingly formed barn door that rolls across an iron track. Use found tables as bathroom storage; display old faucet handles on a reclaimed board; and opt for fittings and fixtures with profiles from the past.