String Some Lighting Most unfinished basements have very few electrical outlets and just a couple of naked bulb fixtures mounted in the ceiling. Bring more light to the space and create a playful ambience by hanging some industrial string lights. With just one outlet, you can illuminate a large area with several strings of lights.
Sensory: Use soft foam tiles for a sensory room/area floor! The faux-wood can be more calming than loud colors and is also more "adult-looking" for a sensory room teens and adults will be using. http://www.foamtiles.com/tiles/38-soft-wood-tiles.html
A great safety solution for floors; Foam hardwood flooring: For a play area for the kids without having to lose the affect of the existing hardwood flooring already installed. Simply put it on top of the existing floors, and when the kids are bigger, remove it. Also used as an option to cover floor areas for Seniors at risk of falling. Match your existing hardwood. Get safety without compromising the look of your home. #safetyflooring
HGTV presents a fun art studio for kids in the low-ceiling basement of a 1920s Colonial. The transitional room features contemporary cabinets and furnishings, and the rafters were exposed and painted white to create a feeling of greater space.