We have a small room (our house is a split level) - just off the garage, on the landing between the basement and the main floor. There's a small room - about 6x8' that houses the electrical box. There is also some ductwork showing, but it's not extensive. There's a small window that overlooks our backyard. The room is about 50% above, 50% below ground, with the walls made up of cinderblock. I currently use it as storage and a sewing room. I was thinking about moving the storage, hanging some wallpaper (of course laying the backing that makes the walls smoother, since it is block), installing a new light (more mini-chandalier-ish), and laying some laminate floor. All in all, I'm hoping to keep this project cost under $1k. Anyway, do you think it's worth turning such a small room into something nice? It could be my sewing room, a playroom, etc. Would I be wasting that $1k by putting in floors and wall decor? (rather than adding it to our savings and using on a larger project next year) Thoughts?