If you’re lucky enough to have a basement in your home, then it’s a shame to let it go to waste. Instead of leaving loads of clutter in your basement and treating it like an unkempt storage room, here are a few renovation ideas that’ll help you get a lot more out of it:
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This is a classic idea that loads of people go for. With a games room, you’re turning your basement into a little place full of fun for the family. Here, you can put pool tables, ping pong tables, some video gaming areas, etc. The whole aim is for it to be somewhere you go when you want to have a bit of fun. It’s the perfect room to entertain guests in, and your kids will love bringing their friends here as well. Plus, from a practical perspective, by having a lot of games and entertainment products here, it means you don’t have to cram them into other parts of your home. So, the kid’s bedrooms aren’t full of toys or games as most of them are down in your games room. Also, it’s just an incredibly enjoyable thing to design and execute!
A laundry room is an excellent addition to any home as it totally frees up loads of space. Without one, you need to find room for your washing machine and dryer, along with places to hang clothes as they dry. But, with this idea, you can do all of that in your basement. It’s kept away from the rest of the house, meaning more space is saved – and you can confine all the noise to the basement as well. If you install some laundry room floor drains as well, then you can hang wet clothes in your basement without worrying about where the excess water will go – it just drains away. This is such a practical renovation idea, and you’ll stop having clothes hanging on every heater throughout the home as well!
Your basement is the perfect setting for a home office or workshop area. I’ve put both here as they’re kind of similar in that they’re rooms where you can work from home. If you do more office work, then a home office is ideal. If you’re doing a lot of hands-on stuff like DIY carpentry, then a workshop is perfect. Either way, you’re giving yourself somewhere to get all of this work done in your home – away from the kids and all the noise upstairs! It can be a little place for you or your partner to just unwind and work peacefully for an hour or so. For anyone that works from home, this is such a useful idea.
At the end of the day, your basement is an extra room in the home. Don’t let it lie there and get all dusty and useless; make something out of it! These three ideas are all practical ways of improving your basement design and making it a room you’ll genuinely use.