If the home is your castle, then why not give yourself the royal treatment, by indulging in a renovation project that gives you absolute joy? Today, we’re getting personal, by exploring extreme hobby rooms.
These rooms aren’t just for the wealthy! If you’re a homeowner and you have an unfinished basement or a spare room, you can transform that space into an oasis dedicated to fun and relaxation. Here are a few of our favourite extreme hobby rooms.
For the Golf Lover
For golf lovers, tee time can be anytime, even on the snowiest winter day, by converting a portion of the basement or another room into a space dedicated to golf. This can be achieved one of three ways, either by building your own raised putting green, hiring a professional golf installation service to create a custom golf green for you, or via the installation of an electronic system.
For the Wine Collector
Homeowners have been building basement bars for generations. So, it’s not much of a stretch for wine lovers to take it up a notch with an at home wine cellar. Give both special and everyday vintages a special place in your home, and even add some seating for true enjoyment.
In addition to hiring a contractor, you’ll also need to connect with an experienced cabinetry expert about having custom wine racks and organizers installed, as well as an electrician and HVAC specialist to help with the room’s climate control and lighting.
For the Artist
Whether you prefer to work in paint, clay or paper mache, every artist has dreamt of having their own dedicated studio. Adding one to your home is definitely possible, but there are some specific details you’ll want to consider.
If you like to idea of a room filled with natural light, a basement location might not be ideal, unless you have a walkout basement and big windows. This might mean converting a seldom used dining room or even a custom into your artist’s space. No matter what your medium happens to be, installing durable, easy clean flooring is an absolute must, and you’ll also want to consider the addition of a sink for washing up.
For the Builder
Once upon a time, workshops were standard in just about every home. Now, you rarely find them in homes built after the late 80s, and if you do have one, chances are, it’s time for an upgrade. There’s no need for the woodworker or tinkerer in your family to be relegated to a dark and dusty corner in the basement, beside the furnace and off-season holiday decorations.
Extend your basement finishing into a small workshop area. Install some good task lighting, splash some colour on the walls, and don’t forget the storage(pegboard included –of course). We’ve even seen a few basement workshops equipped with minifridges, and lounge areas.
Are you interested in creating a hobby room in your home? Contact a qualified general contractor in your area to see if they’re the right fit for your project.