For some homeowners, the basement is nothing more than that large unfinished area that collects unused belongings over the years. This space certainly can serve a more useful function than this. Whether you have finished your basement or whether it’s waiting for some work, there are plenty of basement remodeling options you should consider. Everyone has different needs, so look at your situation and determine how you can most effectively use this part of the house.
If you’re at a stage in life where you’ve got multiple children at home, you need a place where you can all gather and hang out. The family room is perfect for this, and the basement is the ideal spot. Clear out the storage and add some new carpet or hardwood flooring. Finish the walls or repaint them a neutral color that opens the room. Fill the room with comfortable furniture and some entertainment systems. This could be the most popular spot in the house to unwind.
Your basement may have enough room to accommodate someone else’s living needs. If a grown child has moved back home (alone or with a partner and kids), or if an elderly family member needs a place to stay, consider putting in an apartment for your basement remodeling project. Convert the current arrangement into a modest living room, a bedroom and a bathroom. A small kitchen could work nicely for the occupant. You’ll also want to put in a separate entrance from the outside.
Want to liven up that boring basement? Turn it into a game and entertainment room. The basement is great for a ping-pong table and other activities for the whole family. The game room can also be a nice gathering place for guests and friends.
Basement remodeling should fit your changing needs. Consult a contractor today about your vision for a new basement.