With so many of us staying at home to help flatten the COVID-19 curve, chances are you’ve spotted a few things around your own home that you’d like to see updated. You’re not alone. The home remodeling market is currently worth an estimated $450 billion as homeowners across the country take on remodeling projects to boost their home’s value.
One of the best ways you can make the most out of the space in your home is to finish your basement. Finished basements not only have an incredible return on investment but they can also be used in so many different ways.
If you’re interested in calling a professional basement finisher but aren’t sure what to do with your finished basement, here are a few ideas for basement upgrades to help you get started.
- Double living rooms. Having a double living room might seem like an odd choice when it comes to finishing your basement, but it’s a common remodeling decision. The reason why is because parents can enjoy relaxing upstairs while kids play and watch movies in the basement living room. Essentially, you’re creating two family rooms.
- Home gyms. Gym memberships can be expensive, especially when you don’t always have the time to use them. By turning your finished basement into a home gym of your own, you can get the physical fitness your body needs without worrying about membership fees. You can also work out without the discomfort of being around other people.
- Guest suite. A guest suite can be a great way for your family to save money when the extended family comes to town. You won’t have to worry about your parents checking into a hotel or feel guilty having your friends sleep on the couch.
- Wet bars. For those who are big on entertaining, turning your finished basement into a wet bar is the ultimate choice. You can turn your basement wet bar into the main spot in your home to socialize with bar stools, built-in countertops, and cabinets. You can even include a built-in fridge and tons of snacks for a great entertaining experience.
Ready to get started with a professional basement finisher? We’ve got you covered. Contact ElkStone Homes to learn more about our basement renovations and finishing services today.