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Remodeling the Basement
Basement remodeling can add hundreds of functional square feet to your home making it more comfortable. This is especially beneficial when you want to expand and do not have space for an addition to your home.
This home improvement task is easier and more cost-effective than most other home additions because an unfinished basement already has a roof, walls, and a floor.
One of the easiest ways to transform a basement is to finish the floor, walls, and ceiling. Tile or carpet the floor, add a drop-in ceiling to cover the insulation, and paint the walls with warm colors.
Here are some basement remodeling ideas and styles to get you started. Many of these suggestions can be done yourself, with few calls for professional help.
You can turn your basement into a complete game room with all of the family’s favorite games like table football, pinball machine, air hockey, table tennis, shuffleboard, and more. The game room can also be used as a place to entertain guests or have a party.
Bar cum Media Center
A basement can be turned into a bar cum media center for entertaining guests in a home. Incorporate a pool table, comfortable furniture like a couch, plush sofas, and tables to place food and drinks on.
Also add a smart TV, speakers, and stereo system in the basement and you can have a fantastic home theater to spend a relaxing time with family and friends.
People working from home usually have trouble carving out a quiet workspace at home. Setting up a home office in the basement is an ideal way to solve this problem as the basement feels like a space that’s different from the rest of the home – an office away from the office, with the space you need to store your office essentials.
Just like a home office, you can transform your basement into a workshop if you like woodworking, painting, or any other hobby. Create a special area in the basement where you can go and work on your projects.
Whether it is a painting room or a cozy place for sewing, go ahead and add worktables, shelves for material, chairs, and built-in closets for storing equipment.
Section off a part of the basement for creating a children’s playroom. Be sure to incorporate enough space and plenty of toys and games that your kids like. This should be the space where they can play the games they enjoy the most. This way they won’t bother you when you are enjoying your time with your friends in the basement.
Install a kitchen area in your basement complete with the newest and best kitchen appliances. Incorporate a pantry to store everything from snacks to things required to prepare an entire family meal.
Water pipes and other utility lines run naturally into this area, therefore you can effortlessly install a bathroom in the basement. This bathroom can serve as an additional bathroom for guests and family members.
Basement Rental Unit
If your basement has an exit to the outside or can be reworked to construct outside access, you may be able to earn money by transforming it into a rental apartment unit. A mini-kitchen, a closet, and a bathroom would fit quite nicely in the basement area.
This remodeling suggestion requires a substantial investment of both money and time, however, unlike other basement remodeling ideas and styles, it would generate income.
You can create an additional bedroom with a bath in your basement. Think about who will use the basement bedroom and the amenities they’ll require. Furnish the area accordingly with a bed, a cupboard, and a few more objects to make it comfortable.
If you are a wine devotee, transform your basement into a wine cellar to keep your preferred stock always on hand. The basement, because of its temperature level, is an ideal space for setting up a wine cellar. You can even make your own wine racks. It protects your wine collection from humidity and heat.
I hope these ideas and suggestions will help you in getting started or at least offer you some inspiration. Consider your requirements, your resources as well as your property when planning the renovation.