So, you’ve finally made up your mind to complete that unfinished basement. Great decision. But do you have any creative basement finishing ideas in mind? If you’re starting from scratch, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!
In this post, we’ll share some of our favorite basement remodeling ideas that are not only cost-effective, but can also beautifully transform your living space. Let’s get started!
1) Basement to Living Room
Who said you could only have one living room? Absolutely no one. Turn your unfinished basement into a warm and cozy living space where you can spend time with family and friends. A basement living room is perfect for hot summers because heat rises. This below ground space won’t be as susceptible to rapid temperature changes.
2) Basement into a Bedroom
If your home is running short on bedrooms and things are beginning to feel a little cramped, take advantage of the extra square feet in the basement to create a lovely bedroom. This is a good idea if you have older teens in high school or college who want some extra privacy.
3) Create an Apartment
You can also use a spare basement for creating a small apartment with an built-in kitchen and washroom. Keep it simple with a studio design, or add new walls. The choice is yours. When your basement remodel is finished, you could even choose to rent this space out for a little extra passive income.
4) What About a Home Gym?
Whether you’re ready to get back in shape this year, or you’re already a fitness devotee, consider turning your basement into a home gym. The best thing about this? No more driving to a crowded health club. A basement remodel is the perfect space for your home gym. You could even add a shower or sauna, depending on how much of a transformation you’re interested in. A wall of mirrors is a nice touch, too, because it allows you to check your form. Of course, if you want to keep it simple, your local basement remodel contractors can help you set up a home gym in the most affordable way possible.
5) Make Your Own Home Theater
This is perhaps our favorite basement remodeling idea. It resembles a real movie theater. You can even raise the floor slightly, so that it slopes for the seating. Install adjustable, recessed light fixtures and place a large TV screen on the wall. Movie projectors have become more popular in the last few years as well. And finally, no home theater would be considered complete without an excellent sound system.
6) Add a Stylish Wet Bar
Yes, you can turn your unfinished basement into a stylish wet bar. Arrange some wooden cabinets, a solid counter against the wall, or select wrap-around counters for a more social nook. Put some elegant bar stools together below a dim lighting setup. An ornate chandelier can add a touch of elegance to a rustic design. You can also install a fridge and snack counter.
Basement Finishing for Your Home
These are our six favorite basement remodeling ideas. Do any of them sound like a good plan for your space? Or, maybe you already have a vision of your own. Total Home Remodeling is here to help, from start to finish. Begin your custom remodeling project today by giving us a call at (913) 270-3492. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about remodeling.