Four great ideas for your basement
Basements are often underutilized. Typically, they end up being the dumping ground for old furniture, unused work out equipment or the ‘catch all’ for things that don’t seem to have a home elsewhere.
Your basement is a hidden gem with a lot of potential that can be transformed into various options. This blank slate can become an additional bedroom, a play room for the little ones, a teen hangout for video games or a second family room.
Before you begin, have your contractor check the area to be sure it is clear of any water problems. It is important to have a living space that is void of moisture. It is also beneficial to check for rot or termite damage in the floor and header joists, as well as the windows if they are wood.
At Under Construction Builders, we have helped many customers transform their basements to increase their living space in their home.
See some of the options below:
- Additional/Guest bedroom
Is your teenager looking for their own space and want some privacy? Do you want to add a guest room? Creating a bedroom in the basement is a less expensive way of adding more living space than building an addition. However, one code requirement for a basement bedroom is an egress window to allow for a safe escape if there is an emergency.
- Children’s Playroom
A basement playroom is a great place to keep the kid’s toys out of the upstairs living space and tucked away. Just close the door to the basement and the toys are out of sight and out of mind!
- Teen Hangout
Create a hangout for your teenagers to play video games. Add a ping pong table, pool table or air hockey table. Now it becomes a great space for a teen party.
- Adult Space
The basement can become more of an adult space if it includes a bar, comfortable seating and a theater room. Other options for mom and dad could be a craft room or home gym.