When you think about the size of or the rooms in your house, your mind might not automatically go to the basement. In fact, you may barely even consider this space. However, remodeling your basement can help you to stop using this area merely for storage and to actually enjoy this extra square footage. You might not know where to start, so reviewing some creative ideas can get you moving in the right direction.
If you love to entertain guests, you can turn part of your basement into a home bar. A large bar with space for all of your favorite brands and enough room for several stools is certainly appealing. You can showcase your gadgets and beverage machines on the bar too. Even when you don’t have enough space or the funds for such a large renovation, you could start with a smaller bar cart and build up from there.
With many people working from home these days, office space is a useful addition to the house. Before setting up an office in the basement, however, do make sure that the connection to the web is strong down there. You’ll likely find that working in an office helps you to stay more focused than simply sitting down at the kitchen table to complete tasks.
When you’re tired of having to ask your relatives and friends to pay to stay in a hotel room, a guest room might be the right answer. You can make this guest room really cozy so that space can double as a place for you to take an afternoon nap. While you’re working on the guest room, add some special touches to the basement bathroom to make that area more inviting as well.
If you love to read, the thought of a room filled with books is likely an enthralling vision. You can set up your own little library in your home with shelves of your favorite classics. Make sure that this room has a cozy chair for you to snuggle up on and some warm blankets for those cold winter days. To ensure that this room remains a space for reading, consider leaving television and other such forms of technology out of the setup. Another idea is to create a combination of a reading room and a guest room. In other words, you can use the space as a reading room except when you have guests visit.
A basement remodel is certainly a smart way to get more out of your home. Think about which ideas excite you the most. Then, you can get started on contacting the necessary professionals or purchasing the required furniture and decor to spruce up space.