How to Get the Most out of Basement Remodeling
As the place where you spend the most time, your home sets the stage for everything you do – eat, sleep, entertain, celebrate holidays and events, host guests, work, and explore hobbies. If you have some extra space in your home, such as an unfinished basement, there is potential to make the most of every inch of your living space so that you can enjoy it even more. So, remodeling a basement can add space for anything you’d like, whether it’s for entertaining, working, storage, or just living.
If you are feeling confused about what exactly a finished basement can be used for, here are some great ways to enjoy a basement remodel that fit many different wants and needs of homeowners:
If you are someone who works from home often, a nice, spacious home office that is secluded from the rest of your home could be just what the doctor ordered. Whether you work from home for business or pleasure, a basement provides the right amount of space for a nice-sized desk or workspace.
If you have kids, you understand how important it is for them to have room to play, especially if it’s a rainy day and they can’t go outside. A basement remodel is a great idea for parents that need more space in their homes for their kids to run around, store toys, and just have a space of their own that doesn’t bleed into the rest of the house.
Have you noticed how expensive it is to go to the movies these days? After the tickets and concessions are bought, the dent to your wallet makes you wish you had just stayed home. If you convert your basement to an in-home theater, you get the same luxury of going to the movies without having to empty your pockets every time.
If your home plays host to a myriad of guests throughout the year, it can no doubt get a little too crowded. A basement turned guest bedroom is a great way to provide extra room for your guests while allowing them and yourself some privacy. Nobody likes to feel like they are intruding or are on top of each other while visiting someone’s home, so it’s a win for everyone.
If you are big on entertaining, converting your basement to a bar or lounge area is the perfect way to make sure you throw amazing parties and get-togethers. Keep in mind that installing a wet bar area can get quite pricey, but it’s worth the investment if you will be using it a lot, not to mention it’s a great selling point if you ever plan to sell your home.
Joining a gym is something that everyone feels like they need to do, but most people never even use their memberships if they decide to get one. If you set up a gym in your basement, there’s no need to worry about wasted memberships, plus you have the added benefit of not having to leave the house to work out.
Who doesn’t need more storage? It’s the one thing nobody seems to have enough of, no matter the size of their home or how many people inhabit it. A finished basement lends itself to endless opportunities for more storage options, such as shelving units and cabinets, because it provides the extra space needed for it without being in the way in other areas of your home.
If you are ready to take the next step and finish your basement, give us a call and let us send out a basement remodeling specialist to learn more about your specific needs and give you a complimentary estimate.