Top Five Ways to Transform Your Space With Basement Remodeling
If you need extra space in your home, before making that big jump to move elsewhere or put on an addition, consider remodeling your basement. You can add an extra room, or even multiple rooms, to your home at a fraction of what it would cost to do an addition.
Besides the extra space you’ll enjoy now, the return on investment is something you’ll enjoy later should you choose to sell your home. Because finished basements are so versatile, buyers, especially those with families, are always on the look-out for homes with this feature.
Not sure how you would use the space? Here are our top five ways to transform your basement:
- Create a kids play area. If you’re tired of your main living area being overrun with toys or looking like a daycare center, a finished basement is an ideal solution. Transform your basement into a comfortable, carpeted area for children while keeping their toys out of your main living area. Your older kids will appreciate having their own space too – a finished basement gives them a space to hang out with friends while still being under your roof.
- Relax in a home theater. Ever been to a movie theater with windows? Nope. That’s because the best screen-viewing experiences have little to no room light. This makes home theaters perfect for basements. If you’re a movie buff, or simply want to create a space where you can gather the whole family for a fun evening, you’ll love a home theater in your basement.
- Give your guests their own space. When family or friends come to visit, a finished basement bedroom offers the perfect private retreat. Having guests stay upstairs often requires kicking a child out of his or her room or putting them right in the middle of family activity. They’ll appreciate the peace and quiet of their own space. A downstairs bedroom offers them the best of both worlds: the quiet of a hotel room and convenience of staying with you.
- Enjoy the peace of a home office. It’s hard to get work done at home when you’ve got kids zooming around, the TV blaring, and constant distractions. To increase quiet and productivity, consider a basement home office. It’s a great location for a little privacy, and sure beats working from the kitchen table.
- Get fit in a home gym. Let’s be honest, some days the thought of leaving the house to drive to the gym is reason enough not to go. But when your gym is just a flight of stairs away, suddenly the thought of hopping on the treadmill doesn’t seem so bad. Also, if you’ve acquired a few pieces of gym equipment, a home gym will give you an ideal place to store all that bulky and not-so-attractive equipment.
The great thing about remodeling your home basement is that the space can grow as your family grows. You’re not committed to these ideas for the long haul. Turn that guest bedroom into a teenager’s bedroom. Turn the playroom into a home theater. It’s up to you.