Taking the Fun Underground—Four Basement Remodeling Ideas

Posted on: 21 September 2015

If you have a basement in your home that isn't getting that much use or needs an upgrade, this is a great time to expand the usable space and up your homes resale value. Depending on your lifestyle, there are quite a few options when it comes to basement remodeling. Here are four basement updates that might make your basement the favorite place to be in your home.

1. Studio Apartment

If you have an older family member or child home from college, they may need their own space but still want be connected to the family. Work with a contractor to see if it is feasible to redo your basement and make it into a livable bedroom with a bathroom and even a small kitchen. This is also something that can bring in additional income through renters or help with the resale value of your home.

2. Secret Bar

If you like to entertain, having an area in your home that is designated just for this can make your home the place to be on the block. Install a bar and some comfy chairs or couches in your basement, along with a fridge and a sink. Having friends over for drinks will be easy and being in the basement will keep the noise level down for the neighbors.

3. Playroom

If there isn't enough room in your home for your kids to properly romp around in the winter months, turn the basement into home base for them. Install extra padded carpets, use fun wall colors, and get the kids' extra toys and crafts in one location. This room can grow with them and turn into a hang out when the kids outgrow their playroom days.

4. Home Office

If you feel like your family interrupts you while you're trying to get work done in the living room or on the dining room table, find solace in your basement. Be sure to remodel the lighting and add in sources from above to keep your eyes healthy and alert. Be sure there are ample electrical outlets installed for computers and printers. If your cellphone is spotty in the basement, opt for installing a landline.

Utilizing all areas of your home, including the basement, is great for family space or entertaining. Work with your contractor closely to understand the limitations of your basement when it comes to water lines and electricity. Some plans may be more trouble than it is worth so be sure to get an estimate and know what you are in for. To schedule an appointment for an inspection, speak with a contractor from a business like Property Service Agency LLC.