Converting your basement into a playroom is a great way stay organized. A home with kids can sometimes become over run by toys as well as other items. As children grow, so does their acumination of toys. It may seem that your entire house has turned into a playground. Why not use that unfinished basement and turn it into a basement playroom? By having a play room it not only allows a room for children to run and express themselves but it offers a great solution to toy storage.
Advantages of a Basement Playroom
- Play in Winter – Even if you have a big backyard where your kids can play in the spring and summer, they will inevitably play inside in the winter months. Then you will be bombarded by noise and toys among other items that may make your house look cluttered and messy. A basement playroom fixes this problem as your kids will be able to go there and play no matter the season or weather conditions.
- Keep an Eye – You can keep your kids safe at home with a basement playroom. If you can afford the renovation, create a space for your kids to have friends over and enjoy their special area of the home. For pre-teen and teenagers, you can outfit the basement with games such as foosball, billiards and a dart board. Additionally, you can put a nice surround sound stereo in for dancing or extra exercise.
- Adds Value –Basement finishing on a whole adds value to your home. If you add a playroom, you will add value that will be envied by other parents. When you plan to sell, then you will attract people who have kids that are looking for homes with such features as your playroom.
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Considerations for your Basement Playroom
- Age Group – The design elements you use in your basement playroom should be based the kid’s age. Babies would like age-appropriate toys such as walkers and noise makers. Toddlers would like cars, dolls, drawing materials and books. Pre-teen and teenagers may like a TV, stereo, card table or gaming systems. If you have several age-groups in your home, you could separate the space for all to enjoy.
- Floor Materials – When you are building a basement playroom you want all aspects of your design to be kid friendly. One thing that you must consider are the floors. Cork floors are among the best option since these are not too hard so the kids are less likely to obtain injury. Cork floors are also not cold, so they will be a lot more comfortable.
- Colors – You want the playroom to be just that, as such you cannot choose dark and gloomy colors. Use cheerful or neutral colors and then choose accent colors.
- Furnishings – When choosing furniture for a playroom you want to select tough furniture that can withstand child play. You also want to pick items that are easy to clean. You have the option of protecting the furniture with covers that are removable and washable.
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