Do you want your house to have a little more room? A basement is the perfect place to add more livable areas.
Finishing your basement increases your home’s square footage while utilizing a space that’s already there. It maximizes an area in your home that would otherwise go unused. And no matter how big (or small) your basement is, it’s still a chance to add more value and style to your home.
While size doesn’t matter when it comes to adding your personal style, it does matter for the purpose of the room. For example, not every basement is large and spacious enough to hold a full kitchen, wine cellar, or fitness area. But when you know how to take advantage of the space you have, you can turn your unfinished basement into a finished masterpiece.
Basement Home Bar
Who says you have to have a huge basement to put in a bar? All you need is enough room for some cabinets, countertop, mini fridge, deep sink, and maybe a small television. Throw in a couple of barstools and you’ve got yourself a functioning bar area and new favorite place to hang out.
No matter how much square footage you have to work with for a bar, you can add intricate details like a brick or natural stone backsplash, beautiful wooden trim, updated hardware, open shelving, or wooden beams.
Basement Powder Room
Despite having a small basement, you can find the space for a powder room big enough to have a toilet and pedestal sink. Adding a half bath to your basement not only provides convenience, it also adds value to your home. While it does require applicable plumbing, you only need a small amount of square footage to add this handy and efficient room to your basement hangout space.
Laundry Room Renovation
Is your washer and dryer already in your basement? Spruce up the space and maximize efficiencies with added storage and quality finishes. To make your laundry room a place you’ll actually want to do laundry, incorporate some of these elements:
- Built-in folding table
- Custom cabinets and shelving
- A deep sink
- Upgraded light fixtures
- Waterproof flooring
- A small television
Playroom or Game Room
Do you want to have a dedicated place for all of your kids’ toys and games? Would you love to be able to send the kids to another area of the home so you can enjoy some quiet time upstairs? Finishing the basement is a potential solution. All it takes is a space about the size of a bedroom (at minimum) with electrical, heating/cooling, new flooring, finished drywall, baseboards, light fixtures, and plenty of storage for toys.
Gone are the days when basements — even finished ones — had to be dark and damp. Today’s basement transformations can be as light and airy as any room on your main floor or upper rooms. But there’s one good thing about dark rooms — they’re perfect for getting quality sleep. That makes even the smallest basements ideal places for additional bedrooms or sleeping areas for the occasional guest.
Maybe instead of sending the kids to another area of the home, you’d like to send your significant other somewhere (no judgment!) The basement is a popular spot for the men in the family. Man caves are beloved for a reason!
Finish a portion of your basement for a quiet, tucked-away retreat. To make it functional, cozy and unique, add features like a:
- Bar or kitchenette
- Stone (or faux stone) backsplash or full wall
- Wooden beams across the ceiling
- Floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace
- Comfortable flooring and furniture
If you want extra living space in your basement, turn it into a gathering space for the family. Even small basements can have enough square footage for a TV room that includes plush furniture perfect for movie watching. Make it a room people want to hang out in with new flooring, finished walls and ceilings, built-in storage, and plenty of lighting.
No matter how you choose to expand the living space in your home through your basement, make sure to choose a design-build company that has your best interests in mind. They will advise you on everything, including what to build, how it should look, and the best finishing touches.They’ll finish their work swiftly so you can start enjoying your finished basement as soon as possible.
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