Once you've decided to finish your basement, the next step is deciding how you would like to transform that space. There are a multitude of design possibilities, and the prospect of adding valuable space to your home is exciting. Before diving in and making plans, it is important to take the time to consider the available options and look for ways to make that additional square footage work for you and your family. The team at Quality Craftsmen is here to help and would like to offer the following suggestions.
Create a Home Theater
Imagine a space where the family can gather to watch your favorite television show or blockbuster hit. A finished basement offers the perfect setting for a home theater. There is usually little to no light to distract from the viewing experience, and the walls are often conducive to surround sound. Your basement theater will also provide a peaceful setting to screen old favorites or find new ones while others can use the rest of the house without noise intrusions.
Make Game Night Epic
Most of us can recall a time when a primary source of recreation involved playing games that had nothing to do with a screen of any kind. Whether it is a weekly family game night or a regular poker game with friends, a game room is a great option for a finished basement. Furnish the space with a comfy couch, a table and chairs and plenty of shelving, and your basement can become a hot spot for everything from board games to rounds of Charades. Best of all, a game room can provide your kids and their friends their own space to relax, while keeping them safe and secure.
Build a Private Bar
When you transform your finished basement into a bar, closing time is whenever you say it is. Many people dream of having an at-home bar, and how fun it would be to host parties in the comfort and safety of their home. This dream is one that is easy to attain with the square footage gained from a basement project. Start shopping for neon signs and vintage glassware, because happy hour is right around the corner.
Storage for Everyone
One of the biggest benefits of finishing a basement is the immediate boost in climate-controlled storage that such a project will bring. With plenty of room to store seasonal items, sporting goods and heirlooms, the rest of the house can be free of clutter. Some people even select a custom shelving or cabinet system to maximize their basement's storage potential.
A Few More Ideas
- An arts & crafts room
- A home music studio or practice space
- A custom wine cellar
- A peaceful library
- A dedicated study space
While these are certainly not the only options for transforming your basement into the room of your dreams, the rooms mentioned above should provide an example of the many different directions that you can take when it comes to finishing your basement. Feel free to give Quality Craftsmen a call with any questions or concerns that you may have, or to get the ball rolling on this exciting home improvement project!