Basement Finishing Ideas
Your basement shouldn’t be a dark and cold room that nobody wants to visit, but a welcoming place for yourself, your family and friends to gather and enjoy themselves on a daily basis. With the help of an experienced Basement Finishing System contractor and a creative spark, you can convert your basement into the multi-functional space of your dreams and drastically increase your living space. In addition, remodeling your basement greatly increases the value of your home. Even though a decade ago home buyers did not really care for finished basements, now everybody wants them.
So, if you have an unfinished basement and you are serious about making an investment in your home you are at the right place. We have put together a list of finishing, remodeling and basement renovation ideas to get your creative juices flowing and put your mind on the right track before calling us.
There are many variables to consider when finishing your basement, contact our remodeling specialists at 1-800-NEW-SPACE to learn more about transforming your unfinished basement into the space you’ve always dreamed of.
Do you already have workout equipment at home or in storage? Are you currently spending tons of money on overpriced gym memberships that you don’t really use? Do you find yourself working out on your living room floor in front of your TV? If you answered yes to any of those questions, installing a basement gym or workout room might be one on the best basement remodeling options for you. A basement gym will save you money and time while providing you with the privacy you need to work out without distractions and in the comfort of your own home.
Let's face it. Times have changed. Working from home has become a reality and the Internet has made telecommuting easier than ever. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 the number of home-based businesses in the U.S. had exceeded the 18 million mark. Working from home though comes with its unique set of challenges that make it hard for some folks to concentrate or stick to their working hours. On a daily basis there are plenty of distractions (television, radio, kids or even the fridge) to throw you off. Turning your basement or at least dedicating some of the space to a home office could help you become more focused and more productive in your work.
Depending on which part of the country you live in, it is not always possible to have your kids playing outside year round. Instead of having your family room double as an entertainment and a play area or having the kids only play in their bedrooms, it might be worth considering turning that unfinished basement space into a playroom for them. That will provide a safe place for them to play, do activities and have all their toys in and will make it easier for you to keep the house in order and keep the furniture and floors from getting damaged. Another advantage of a playroom is that it can easily change to fit your child's needs as it gets older and each basement wall and the basement ceiling can be decorated in countless ways to fit your child's personality.
Do you love to entertain and having people over for the big game? Are you looking for a way to have get-togethers with your family, friends and neighbors that do not require moving around furniture or re-purposing your living area every time? Putting a bar in your basement is probably the best way to accomplish all that. The first thing you will need to make a decision on is if you will have a wet bar or not. In case you didn't know, a wet bar is one that includes a sink with running water. Running water requires plumbing which makes good planning ahead of time imperative. Once you are done with that decision, the fun begins. While is finishing your basement you can start picking all the bar equipment, furniture, countertops and decorations that will make you basement bar the one that everyone will want to hang out in. Depending on your budget, the sky is the limit.
As a host you always try to offer your visiting guests a space that is reserved just for them so they don't feel like they are interrupting your life. Remodeling your basement into a guest suite complete with a bathroom will do just that. Assuming that you have the square footage, if you wanted to take your basement finishing plan a step further, with the addition of a kitchen and a living room area you could convert your basement into a beautiful in-law apartment.
This is very nice especially for households that have spouses and children of different gender. The boys can have a place where they can be entertained in their way downstairs and the girls can have their place upstairs. This is an especially great use for a dark basement as it will truly have that theater feeling when you sit down to watch a movie. You can deck out your basement with all you need from a big screen TV to surround sound speakers and the works.
These basement remodeling ideas should be enough to get you thinking about what you want to do. Finishing your basement will without a doubt increase the resale value of your home, but keep in mind that basement remodels and renovations need to be done right the first time to avoid unwanted problems and constant work in the future.
That is why you need to find the right professional licensed contractor to help you finish your basement and complete your dream home.