Homeowners with unfinished basements have quite a few renovation options available to them. Finishing out the basement in your home will provide you with several benefits, including more value for your home, more useable space and greater enjoyment, as well. However, not all basement remodelling is really worth your time. What are the best options out there?
Basement Renovation for Families
If you have children, then there are quite a few excellent, useful basement renovation options for your needs. One of the most popular is to turn the basement into a playroom for your kids. This gives them a place where they can run and play, even when the weather is bad outside. A playroom might be anything from an open space filled with toys and games to something a bit more elaborate, with computer workstations for older children, video game systems and more.
Another popular option for families is to turn the basement into a family entertainment hub. Because the basement is largely made of cement, you can easily sound proof it and then customize the walls. You can also add almost anything you want in terms of entertainment capabilities – big-screen TVs, video game systems, BluRay systems and more. It’s important to note that you’re not limited to audio/video entertainment either – add a pool table or an air hockey table, turn it into a hobby room or opt to make it a kids’ craft room.
Basement Renovations for those without Kids
If you do not have children, there are still plenty of options for basement remodelling. Making it an adult gaming area is a great option. You can combine a pool table with a home theatre setup to great results. You can also turn it into an office if you prefer. This gives you a tremendous amount of space in which to house a home business, an office and library or almost anything else you might want.
One very popular option is to renovate the basement and transform it into a wine cellar. Because the area is already well insulated (especially if your basement is mostly below ground), it is an ideal place for storing wine. You can quite easily build a beautiful wine storage area here, and increase your enjoyment, as well as the value of your home.
As you can see, your options here are almost limitless. However, no matter what you hope to achieve, it’s best to work with a licensed contractor to help you achieve your goals.