Contemporary Basement Design Ideas to Create Dynamic Living Areas
Finishing your basement is a cost-effective way to create more usable living space. A basement remodel will add value to your home while improving the quality of life for you and your family. These days, people use their new basement living spaces for an endless variety of purposes. If you are thinking about converting your unused basement into a valuable living space, it is important to carefully consider what type of basement remodel will best serve you for as long as you’ll be living in your home and what value it will add if you plan on making a return on your home investment at some point.
Choose a Basement Idea that Best Suits Your Purposes.
Do you need extra space for work, entertainment, fitness, or any other purpose? The following are a few basement ideas that are used by many contemporary home owners:
Home Theater. A basement is an ideal space for a home theater. It’s the easiest space in a home to soundproof and typically lacks natural lighting. This will allow you to watch movies without disturbing the neighbors and to set up the most appealing theater lighting.
Home Bar and Entertainment Space. If you hold parties with friends and family at your home often, your basement just might be the perfect space to entertain. Again, you can easily soundproof your basement so that parties can go on well into the night without inconveniencing your neighbors.
Kid’s Playroom. Do your kids need an extra space to play in on rainy days? You can create a wide open space for your children and their friends to play in by renovating your basement. This will also give you a bit of peace and quiet to enjoy the rest of your home while the kids enjoy their play area.
Home Office. Do you work from home or prefer a quiet space to pay the bills and write emails? A home work space in the basement will block out distractions that will allow you to be more productive.
Art Studio. If you need a space that allows your creative side to come out, your basement may be the perfect space. Musicians will appreciate the acoustic potential and the ability to easily soundproof the room. Other artists may appreciate the privacy.
Personal Gym. A growing number of people are taking steps toward better health by building convenient home gyms in their basements.
Guest or Teen Bedroom and Bathroom. An extra bedroom and bathroom in your home will provide privacy for you and your guests. Your teenager may also appreciate the additional privacy that a basement bedroom provides.
Practical Space. Of course, you can always opt for a simple renovation that serves as a storage space, laundry room, or other utilitarian area that will allow you more space in the rest of your home.
The options for basement design ideas go well beyond the list provided here. Your renovation can extend as far as your imagination and budget allows.