The best part about a home with an unfinished basement is that it’s a blank canvas. You can do just about anything with that space, especially if you have contractors backing you up to give you a professionally finished basement. While you can do just about anything with that basement, you want to make sure that the final finished design is going to suit you for years to come. When you’re reviewing ideas for basement remodeling you should keep in mind that this space provides a uniquely quiet, private area that separates it from the rest of the house. Here are some of the most popular basement remodeling design ideas
Basement Office Design :
If you work from home or do any kind of projects or hobbies that require a personal office or workspace then the basement office is an ideal choice. There are few other places in the home where you can get a nice tucked-away quiet office – something that’s particularly important when you have a growing family.
Basement In-Law Apartment Design :
For many of us, it would great to push out in-laws into a hotel when they visit but having the guest space within the home also makes it ideal for extended stays or permanent living where elderly parents need someone to care for them. Naturally separated from the rest of the home, a basement apartment can provide them with a continued sense of independence.
Basement Bar Design :
The entire basement doesn’t need to be transformed into a bar area but it makes a great addition to any space built out for entertainment. The bar fits nicely as an addition to game rooms or family centers. While it’s ideal for entertainment, it’s also a great place to sit and have breakfast with the family or hold birthday parties for kids as you stock the bar with sodas and snacks.
Basement Playroom Design :
If you have a growing family, then your basement becomes one of the coolest places for kids to hang out. The seclusion of the space and the openness of it can let a child’s imagination run wild. A finished basement with safe flooring allows for children of any age to take to that area and go crazy with their toys. The major benefit is that those toys aren’t spread throughout your home – they stay contained to that play area, be it the entire open area of the basement or just one room that you’ve built for them.
Basement Home Gym Design :
Exercise equipment doesn’t exactly mesh well with most furniture, and most homes aren’t built to accommodate treadmills, free weights, and other fitness circuit machines. The basement is generally the best place if you want to invest in a home gym. The major benefit, of course, is that you get to exercise on your own schedule and you don’t have to pay expensive gym memberships – or the fuel to drive back and forth. You can easily get in a workout while dinner cooks overhead.