A basement can be quite useful; however, it’s easy to dismiss a basement and let it linger, ultimately becoming a neglected space in your house. Some don’t even finish their basements, letting them become little more than storage rooms if that. It’s actually been estimated that just 9% of all new American basements are finished.
One reason why people put off finishing their basements is that they’re not sure what to do with them in the first place. Why spend money on a basement remodeling project if you aren’t truly certain about what you want to do with it? For that reason, we’re looking into some of the things you can do with your basement.
1. A Home Theater
You don’t always have to devote a basement remodeling project to a practical space. It could just be executed to increase your enjoyment of your home. This is one reason why people often add movie theaters to their basements. An in-home theater is a great place for your family to enjoy each other’s company, and it can be quite impressive for guests.
2. A Granny Flat
Sometimes referred to as a mother-in-law suite, a granny flat is an additional apartment that is near or within your home. Depending on the size of your basement, this could be the perfect option for a basement remodeling project. You would delineate sections of the basement for a bedroom, a bathroom, a small communal space, and perhaps even a kitchen. This would maximize your home’s Airbnb potential, too.
3. A Bachelor Pad
Young, single men often like the idea of turning their basements into bachelor pads. They could add in things like pool tables, a wet bar, and arcade games to make it the ideal fun space.
4. A Play Room
If you have young kids, the basement could be the perfect place for them to keep their toys and entertain their friends. This wouldn’t take a lot of effort; you’d just focus on making the space easy to clean and safe.
5. A Wine Cellar
If you’re an aspiring wine collector, your basement would be the perfect place for you to keep your bottles. This finishing project would need to keep the space dark, cool, and dry — perfect for wine!
Don’t dismiss your basement remodeling; it could truly complete your home!