If your basement is spacious and you’re using the area for storage or haven’t finished the basement, it may be time to explore your construction options. You can also renovate the basement if you’ve been utilizing the space as an additional living space for your friends and loved ones but want to upgrade the basement. Here are some of the most lucrative basement renovations you may be interested in depending on your sense of style and home décor goals.
One of the most practical ways to renovate your basement is to turn the area into an additional living room or den. This can be an affordable renovation, since you can add features like a large area rug to give the space a loft feel, and use the furniture from your upstairs living room for the basement if you’re thinking of getting new furniture for the main floor of your home. If you add an entertainment center to the basement, you can watch movies or your favorite TV shows in the space. If you’ll be hosting friends and relatives often, you can upgrade the living space by adding a small kitchen to the space. Of course, you’ll likely need a contractor to help you complete this task, and it’s necessary to add plumbing and electrical wiring to the basement so your basement kitchen will work the same way as the kitchen on your main floor.
You can also transform the basement into a spare bedroom. If you have friends and family who visit you often and you want to make sure everyone is comfortable, the additional bedroom is a great idea. It’s also a great idea to turn the basement into a bedroom if your children are currently sharing a room and your teenager or adolescent wants to have his/her own space. You’ll likely need to carpet the new bedroom space to make the bedroom warmer and more comfortable. It’s also a good idea to add other elements to the basement turned bedroom to make it especially cozy, such as curtains for privacy and new lighting fixtures that fit with your decorative theme. If you have enough space, you can also add a bathroom to the new bedroom area to create a suite, but it’s best to do this with the help of a contractor. If your basement is nearly the same size as the main floor of your home, you can make the basement into an entire living space. In addition to a bedroom and bathroom, you may have enough room for a small living space or entertainment area.
Finally, remember that you can always make the basement into an office, studio, or office space as well. Adding office furniture and electronics immediately makes the space functional, and a mini kitchen in the area makes it easier to work all day, since you won’t have to go upstairs for refreshments. You can also pad the walls to create a recording studio or bring your arts and crafts products to the basement so you’ll have plenty of space to work.