For some of us, making use of the space in the basement means adding a few more bedrooms while for others, it’s the perfect haven to relax away from the noisy sitting room. Nowadays, basements are even being turned into man caves.
Your basement is more or else like a black canvas laying down in your garage, waiting for you to turn it into something incredible. If you are one of those homeowners who feel that nothing good can come out of a basement, well you are in for a big surprise. Here are some great ideas on things you can do to transform your basement into a lively, fun-filled space.
1. Create your own Movie Theater
We are all looking for ways to save a few bucks, right? And what better way to save than turning your old basement into a movie theater! Why should you pay for movies while you can invite friends and family over to watch your favorites?
The space in the basement is large enough to host a 120-inch screen, a projector, and a few sofas. More importantly, it has a little ambient light- just perfect for watching movies.
Have the room designed and styled beforehand. This means cleaning up, repainting the walls, ceiling, including other renovations. It will only cost you a few dollars but hey, it’s totally worth it considering all the fun you are going to have.
2. The Perfect Workout Powerhouse
Ever wondered why many homeowners are installing gyms in their homes? Well, a gym membership is quite costly.
You can as well install a workout space right at the comfort of your home. Worried about space? Well, how about your basement. It’s the perfect space to transform into a workout room. A few renovations like installing rubberized or cushioned floors to absorb the pressure exerted by heavy pounding and falling weights and setting some mirrors on the wall are a great start.
About the cost of renovations, you don’t have to spend much. In fact, you can configure it in such a way to match your style and taste without having to break a bank.
3. Perfect Playroom for Kids
Raising kids is one of the toughest challenges a parent can face. The toughest part is during play where they literally create a mess minutes after cleaning up the house. Of course, it’s irritating but at the same time, you can’t help it because kids will always be kids- they love playing more than anything else.
What if you can avoid the hassles and create a perfect playroom for the kids, right in your basement? Yes. You can create a playroom in the basement where they will have all the freedom to play and mess around as much as they want. The whole idea is to get them to have fun while keeping the well contained.
Install an art studio in one corner and a workstation for them to build Legos or build models. Don’t forget to include toys for both boys and girls. Also, remember to install plenty of storage and shelving. You can talk to your local handyman regarding the said improvements.
4. Build a Game Room Everyone will love
Who says the adults cannot have fun in the basement as well?
Well, for the longest time, basements have been some of the most popular choices for game rooms. Transforming your basement into a game room featuring pool tables and a mini bar is probably the best way to entertain your buddies.
You can even accommodate everyone’s needs. For example, you can put the home theater in one section of the basement, the kids’ play area in another (preferably a corner), a pool table and bar in another corner, and even a home office in another section.