While many basements are left unfinished and serve as nothing more than extra storage, a finished basement can add value to your home and offer a whole new space in the house for you and your family to enjoy. Not sure what’s the best use of your underground space? Here are five creative ideas for your finished basement!
With more and more jobs going remote and “work-from-home,” creating an at-home office will turn your stuffy basement into a quiet workspace. With basements generally further away from the main action of the home, a basement office offers the perfect place to get work done with minimal distractions.
If you’re starting from an unfinished basement, you can create a bespoke workspace with built-in desks and shelving to suit your needs. This means you get exactly what you want.
There’s perhaps no better room in a home to serve as an entertainment center than the basement. Because basements are separated from the main house, and at least partially underground, noise doesn’t escape as easily. That makes this room perfect for a home theater or gaming room, especially for teenagers and kids that often have friends over to watch movies or play video games late at night. Additional soundproofing might be a good option if you choose this route.
For homeowners looking to bring in a little extra income, or for those with guests that regularly visit, turning the basement into a studio apartment could be well worth it. To do this, you’ll need to add a bathroom and a small kitchen to make the space independent of the main home. Luckily, adding these things onto an existing structure, like an unfinished basement, is much less expensive than a whole addition to the home.
Because of its separation from the rest of the house, a studio apartment basement is ideal for renting out long- or short-term.
Regular gym-goers know that it’s not just the workout they need to account for when it comes to time – it’s also the commute, the changing, the shower, and everything else. An at-home gym removes all of the inconveniences (and costs!) of membership at the gym. Everything you need will be at the ready, with no lines of people waiting to use the same equipment.
If you’re starting with an unfinished basement, you can create your customized gym with all the equipment you want and none that you don’t. You can focus more on your specific health goals and favorite exercises.
Without the encumbrance of your regular furniture and appliances, a basement can serve as a bit of a blank slate for hosting parties. With ample open space, setting up tables and chairs for extra guests is no problem. Adding a wet or dry bar is also a good idea
Finishing your basement is one of the best ways to add value (and enjoyment) to your home. Creating a usable, versatile space is attractive to home buyers and will make your home an even better place to live yourself. Ready to get started? Contact the professionals at Vision Builders for assistance today!