6 Ideas for Your Basement

6 Ideas for Your Basement
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    If you are looking to add extra space to your home, then consider remodeling your basement.

    The basement is no longer just the laundry room or storage area.

    There may be many reasons you may want to add additional space to your home.

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Are you looking to add a guestroom or want a game/play room for your kids? Are you looking for that perfect gym that won’t fit anywhere else in your home? Finishing or updating a basement is a great way to add that space without having to build on an addition.

Here are some great ideas for changing your basement from a cold, dark, and dingy room to a beautiful sanctuary.

1: Game On in Your New Game Room

Turning your basement into a game room complete with a poker table, billiards table, ping-pong table, and/or arcade machine is a fun idea. How about a themed game room like your favorite sports team? Just add multiple TVs to watch the games on, decorate the walls with your team’s colors and banners, and add stadium seating. It will be as if you are at a real game.

2: Party-Central Bar

A bar area is a great addition to any renovated space. It creates a great space for entertaining family and friends alike. You could go as simple as just adding a refrigerator or including a complete wet bar, which has running water. The bar area should reflect your personal style. Add beautiful cabinets to hold all your glasses and bar equipment. Incorporate the bar area in with your game room for a fun feel.

3: Skip the Gym Membership and Build Your Own Home Gym

If you love to work out but can’t seem to find the time to get to the gym, then a home gym may be the perfect solution for you. The options for home equipment are endless. From stationary bikes, treadmills, and ellipticals to free weights, TVs to watch work out DVDs, there are so many choices. Add mirrors to the walls to get that gym feel.

4: Work from Home

If you are fortunate to be able to work from home, then a home office is necessary for your basement. This is will enable you to separate yourself from the rest of the home and cut down on the noise allowing you to concentrate.

5: Watch Movies in Your Sound Proof Media Room

Turn your basement into a mega media room by adding screens, movie theater seating, and home theater surround sound. Add popcorn machines, candy station, and drink ice machine to get that true theater experience. Be sure to insulate the walls to help dampen the sound.

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6: Bedroom for the Child that Won’t Leave Home

If you have a graduate who moved back home and are thinking about converting your basement by adding a bedroom or guest room, be sure to check the building codes before starting your project. State laws require an egress window and basement window well be installed for emergency exit or for emergency personnel to gain access. A lot of people shy away from adding a bedroom because the basement tends to be cold. With the right insulation and some décor, a bedroom can be a beautiful and cozy addition.

Just by redoing or finishing your basement not only adds that additional space you are looking for, but will also add value to your home. It’s one of the most cost effective upgrades you can make to your home.

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