Basement Remodeling Ideas: What should you do with your basement?
The time has come when you can finally put to good use all those basement remodeling ideas that you’ve written down somewhere. You now have the time and the money to spend on renovating that dark, grimy, rustic, room below. You might already have made a decision on what you want to do with it. But let us help you think twice. Just to be really sure about what you want before you call us or your home remodeler of choice.
First, you need to understand that your basement holds a strategic place in your home. Your first instinct will probably be to remodel your basement into something you need like an additional bedroom. However, why waste a good basement if you can just easily add a bedroom extension above ground? Others remodeled their basement into their home office/library until they realize that heavy footsteps and kids jumping above can be heard through the ceiling.
So here are some ideas on what to do with your basement.
Playhouse, Gaming Den, Home theater, multimedia Studio, etc.
Most basements are enclosed spaces underground. That means noise doesn’t have the means to escape to your neighbor’s ears. With ample soundproofing, you can turn your basement into something loudly fun but won’t bother homes around you in the middle of the night. Sound quality can improve greatly as well. A home theater or a gaming room is a great way to separate peaceful conversations in the living room away from the noisy nature of recreational activities. Depending on how your basement can be, you can even put a pool table or a ping-pong table.
bar or a wine cellar
For wine and liquor enthusiasts, a cellar with a bar is a great way to host guests. Wines and liquors must be kept in cool and dark places in order to preserve its quality. That is how wine cellars were invented. Remodeling your basement into a cellar and a bar does not only provide a private space for relaxation and conversations but also stores your drinks in an ideal place. Another bonus is that it displays them beautifully, adding more aesthetic value to your house.
GYM or performance studio
If you’re looking for something that’s more fitting to your productive and active lifestyle, transforming your basement into a personal gym or practice room is the best choice. Gym equipment makes a lot of noise. So as music from practicing your sing or dance routines. Your basement can be the perfect space for all of these.
A personal gym means you can work out anytime you want. No more waiting for gym-goers to finish their set so you can take your turn in borrowing the equipment. On the other hand, if you have a band, you can practice your performance without renting music studios provided that you have complete equipment with you.
Storage and utility
One of the most practical uses for a basement is storage and utility. We put stuff that we don’t want to display in our storage area to free up some space in our common rooms. The basement is also the part of the house where we do our messy chores such as doing the laundry. But that doesn’t mean you should leave it how it should be now. A storage room should have the right elements in order to effectively store any kind of belongings and protect them from unwanted events such as flooding, degradation, parasites, rusts, etc.
So that’s it! We hope we have given you ample basement remodeling ideas so you can decide. AHR Design Solutions has been the go-to contractor of a lot of our clients around New Jersey. We have been remodeling homes for more than 2 decades now.
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