Finishing your basement is a smart idea for many reasons. A finished basement can drastically increase your home’s resale value, add significant living space, and possibly even help you make some extra money.
However, before you start your finished basement project, it is recommended to have an idea of how you would like to use it. Doing so will help you design and build the perfect space for you and your family’s needs. Here are a few creative ways of how you can use a finished basement in your home.
When family and friends come to stay at your home, it’s nice to be able to offer them their own quiet space, and your guests likely appreciate it. A finished basement can provide a great amount of privacy and may be the perfect place to put a guest bedroom. If plumbing is available to add a bathroom, you can offer your visitors a comfortable guest suite.
Along with an extra bedroom, you could create an entire downstairs apartment. This is a great way of adding extra living space for your family without the trouble and expense of building an addition to your home. Or you could rent out the space and make a little extra cash.
If you enjoy watching movies or the big game with family and friends, take advantage of a finished basement by putting in a home theater. Recessed lighting on a dimmer switch is perfect to recreate that movie theater ambience. Your home theater can be as simple or as elaborate as you want; just be sure the seating is comfortable, and the screen is large enough for everyone to see.
If you want to maximize the entertainment potential of your finished basement, put in a fully stocked bar. This is one of the most popular uses for finished basements by homeowners. This is a versatile addition which can be paired with other items and accessories.
Enjoy playing card or board games during get-togethers with friends and family? Use your finished basement as a game room. Add some comfortable furniture and a television and speaker set if your children enjoy playing video games with their friends.
If you have younger children, a finished basement is a great space to be used as a playroom. The extra space makes it great for storing toys, playhouses, games, etc. As your children get older, this space can always be repurposed for a variety of uses.
Find it hard to find the time or money to go to the gym on a regular basis? Bring the gym home to you. Another popular use of finished basements is as a home gym. This option gives you the ability to add the equipment you plan to use on a weekly basis while potentially saving space for other uses.
When it comes to renovating your home, there are several reasons to consider finishing your basement. If you are interested in adding more living space to your home with a finished basement, contact Breyer Construction today. Set up an appointment with our expert team to see how we can help create your dream space.