Basement conversion projects often turn into a very exciting exploration of your lifestyle and your household’s needs. You can turn your presently-unfinished basement into nearly any type of room you desire. Consider it the diamond in the rough of the home, capable of being transformed into a gym, den, lounge, guest room, entertainment room, or whatever else your imagination can comprise. Let’s talk about some great ways to convert your basement into usable space.
Many people want to add on to their home when they need an extra room, but they forget all about their basement. It also saves money if you choose to convert your basement instead of adding on a whole new section to your home, because it is less expensive to build up or down than to add onto your first floor. As long as you have an existing basement.
Den or Extra Living Space
This is generally the most popular choice among homeowners when they remodel their basement. If you need extra living space or maybe a play room for the kids the basement is a great option. If your basement has not been protected from leaks and dampness your first step in any remodel would to have it sealed off from any extra moisture.
Your basement can be the perfect space for guests. A small basement can be remodeled fairly easily and quickly, just add a bedroom and small bathroom, and you have an extra guest suite. A large basement opens many more possibilities, as you could turn it into a small functional living space with a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Many homeowners have been turning their basement into a rental space for the extra added income; this is a great option as well.
Avoid paying monthly fees every month for a gym membership and remodel your basement into your own personal fitness room. You would be able to work out in the comfort of your own home and you can make it as simple or as grand as you like. Take it a step further and add a sauna, shower, and soaking tub to get the full spa experience in the privacy of your basement.
Bring the Exterior Inside
Every basement must have a way to exit to the outside according to building laws. Consider building a small patio and installing a hot tub just outside your basement gym. Choose a door with windows so you can allow a little natural light to enter the basement for a nice warm glow. Basements are dark by nature, so adding windows helps open the area up and make it look larger.
Who doesn’t like going to the movies and experiencing the big screen and awesome sound quality? You can remodel your basement into your own personal theater. You can choose to have it set up exactly like a movie theater or you can throw your own style into it, the choice is yours. We recommend building a specific room for a home theater, so that you can block outside light from entering.
As you can see there are many different options for your basement to be remodeled into. Give us a call today and we can answer any questions you may have. What do you want to do with your basement? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section!!