A finished basement speaks volumes about your personality. These empty spaces are waiting to take up a vibe completely different from the rest of your home. Finishing the basement and turning it into a habitable area will give you that extra room you can never have enough of. An incomplete basement can be transformed into a modern, and functional space that is just as inviting as the highest quality family rooms. With more people working from home for the foreseeable future, basement renovation is an investment you should seriously consider! Here are some basement remodeling ideas to get you started.
1. One Living Room Is Never Enough
Why have one living room when you can have two? A basement finished as an extra living area gives you the perfect opportunity to chill out. It can be much more relaxed than your formal living room with lounge furniture and comfy rugs.
2. Double Up on The Bedrooms
Have a teen who wants their own room? Refurbishing the basement into a cozy bedroom gives comfort and privacy for a good night’s sleep. Built in beds work well in smaller basements and half walls create a defined area. An egress window meeting the safety codes, wall insulation and a safety exitway are all essentials for a basement bedroom with resale value.
3. Turn it Into A Small Studio Apartment
If your basement remodeling design can accommodate a bathroom, all you have to do is add a kitchenette with appliances, some shelves, a couch for lounging and a half wall to create a bedroom boundary-and you have an apartment! Rent it out or turn it into a paying guest service.
4. Home Gym At its Finest
Setting up a gym in your basement can be perfect as it provides plenty of room for gym equipment. Make space to build the sauna that you always wanted, incorporate wood floors for yoga and rubber matted floors for keeping heavy equipment sturdy and in place.
5. Experience Theater at Home
Looks like we aren’t going to the cinemas anytime soon, why not bring the cinema to your home? Basement renovations as a home theater are immensely popular since with little or no windows, basements create that dark ambience, ideal for watching a movie. You can add a row of recliners, recessed fixtures with soft lighting, a projector and screen. Now all you need is some popcorn!
6. Display Your Fine Wine Collection
Are you a proud wine connoisseur? Your unfinished basement can turn into an exceptional wine cellar. With a proper air flow system, insulation, and some wine shelves, you can show off your favorite collection of reds!
7. A Kid-Safe Play Area or Study
Basement remodeling ideas don’t have to be just for adults. You can turn this part of your home into a completely safe and cozy nook to play and unwind. Convertible stairs that turn into a slide, built in shelves to store all those toys, soft flooring to accommodate running feet and a rock-climbing wall turns it up a notch and will be a dream come true for your children!
Basement Renovation Tips for 2021
- Flooring and insulation should be a top priority in your basement remodeling plans.
- Textured walls can add so much dimension to your basement.
- Drop ceilings are the way to go for covering up unsightly plumbing pipes and wires.
- Good lighting can set the mood for your basement theme.
- Switch old latch closures on windows for gold or matte finishes.
- Wall-to-wall sliding glass doors and bigger windows give a small space an airy and expansive feel.
- Create distinction between areas in the basement by adding arches between support columns.
Already have a basement renovation idea in mind? Or, maybe you just want to learn more about the various services we offer? Whatever it is, don’t hesitate to contact us today and learn how we can give your unfinished basement a stunning high-quality makeover!