Basement Renovation Ideas
In the traditional sense, basements have been grouped under the same class as the Attica storage space. A house’s lower and upper reaches are where the collected oddball stuff, unused possessions, and holiday decorations are kept. At least, that how it was until recently. Nowadays, there is an entirely new role that the basement is taking and one that I believe you will adopt.
Goodbye Pack Rat
The days where we used to squirrel things away in the house basement are long gone. In these modern times, many people are renovating this sometimes-underground space and using it for other functions. Are you aware that you can double your house’s living space by just finishing your home’s basement, especially where you have a full-sized basement?
Now is the high time to bid goodbye to the packrat days, and below are some of the best ideas for your home
a basement that you can get started with:
1. An Elbowroom (Wo)Man Cave
Everybody loves their elbow room. One of the essential things in your home, especially when your family grows, is personal space. I guess that everybody has heard of the famous “Man Cave.” If you haven’t heard of it, it is a home that is either detached or attached from the main house and exclusively for the father and his friends.
Most of the time, this zone is only for males. You may have dreamt of having one in your home, but you can’t find the space to do so. Now is the time to be creative and create this zone in your house’s basement.
You might be wondering if your wife will ever permit you to transform your basement into the “Men Cave.” She might oppose the idea at first, but if you seek professional assistance from an experienced contractor or company, you can be able to transform it into the best “Men’s Cave” ever, and you can also divide the basement into two to create a “Woman Cave” for her and her female friends.
2. A Personalized Home Theatre
There is no need to pretend; we all desire to have a personalized home theatre in our houses! Many people have attempted to convert their bonus and living rooms into their home theatres, but one way or another, it becomes challenging to them, and they give up on the idea.
Typically, a home theatre is the setup of video and audio equipment in your house. This setup aims to create a sort of identical movie theatre experience in your house. But honestly, it requires more than an epic sound system and a big screen to create a similar cinema sensation perfectly.
If you have an unfinished basement in your house, you can have the perfect home theatre that you have been dreaming of. Not only will it provide ample space for all the necessary furniture and equipment, but you will also be able to make the room soundproof. Besides, you may amplify the cinema experience by enhancing the acoustics.
3. An Expanded Family Space
Do you complain about your family space size frequently? At times, you may feel that your family den or room is not comfy enough once many people or kids pile in. You may have thought of expanding it by demolishing and building those walls afresh. However, this is no longer necessary as we have a brilliant idea for you. What if you use your basement as the new extension for your family space?
Your downstairs can be an excellent location for your family regardless of windows or not, particularly where you have a full-sized basement. You can even opt to incorporate a small dining or kitchenette area, depending on the available space.
4. An Adult Wreck Room
Have you lost control of the house to your kids? Do you feel as if there is no “secret” space for some adult time?
You already have the solution to your problem, and it lies in two magical words, “your basement.”
Any spacious and finished basement can be room for anything from an entirely separate living space to a mini-bar. If you need some privacy for your adult time, now is the time to free up your basement and transform it into something more practical. You can also opt to set aside some space for an organized walk-in storage area to store your precious seasonal treasures.
Tips on How to Get Started
There are some building codes that you need to consider before beginning the transformation of your basement. While you can renovate your basement yourself, it is advisable to seek professional help to have a professional finish and setup.
An excellent way to start is to have clearly defined goals and finding a quality local contractor. Ensure that you check their prior ratings and reviews before hiring them, and where possible, ask for recommendations. You may also opt to interview them personally to determine if they are suitable for the job.