The chilly winter is finally about to offset, and it is time to work out on your dingy junk-filled basement and transform it into a warm liveable space.
For most homeowners, a basement is merely a storage space for unwanted items. But do you know that by letting this precious square footage go to waste, you are actually decreasing the value of your entire home?
Your basement has so much potential that even you cannot think of it. And the best part is whether you pick a cool chic look or a dramatic theme, your basement can easily take on any personality you give it and add great selling points to convince your future buyers.
The only confusion is figuring out your basement’s purpose. Once you have figured that out, you can plan and choose among practically infinite design choices.
Following are some excitingideas that will not only enhance the aesthetics of your home but its overall value as well:
Add a Family Room
Basements are a perfect place for your casual social gatherings of the family or fun activities of the kids. From putting up a big-screen TV, pool table, stash board games, and craft supplies, you can make the space as inviting as other parts of your upstairs house. Don’t forget to add a few comfortable seating that can any time be rearranged to accommodate your favorite people.
Include a Bedroom
There is nothing as amazing as adding space to your existing property without undergoing any actual additions. A basement bedroom with a bath makes an ideal suite for your guests or teen kids. Just think about who all will sleep there and then add the desired amenities. Do add an emergency exit, either through a door or a window.
Put Up a Home Bar
If you wish to enjoy a great time with friends and family in this space, consider adding a wine cellar or wine rack. That way, you can make your dinner parties and gatherings a little more interesting. Take inspiration from Pinterest or home design magazines for the designs, and ask yourto give you a look you have envisioned.
Convert it into Home Gym
Bid goodbye to expensive gym memberships by dedicating a corner of your basement to a home gym. All you need is a few free weights, an exercise ball, a yoga mat, an exercise bench, and your room will begin taking its shape. You can add a stationary bike or even a treadmill later if you want.
Install a Home Theatre
Basements are classic and ideal areas to install a mini home theatre for your family. Since these areas are relatively darker than the rest of the home, you can enjoy the actual movie-going experience by adding some architectural light on the ceiling and soft carpeting on the floor.