Finishing your basement is one of the best investment decisions you can make. The current average cost for a basic basement renovation is approximately $35 per square foot with an average return on investment of 77.6%.

Once a professional basement finishing company turns your basement from scary to chic, you have a whole new living area the size of your first floor ready to be used for anything including a brand new family room.

Why turn your finished basement into a family room?

The family room is central to every home. It’s the go-to area for playdates, movie nights, and games. It also creates an area where you can keep your kids’ toys and games so their playthings don’t take up the whole of their bedrooms.

Finished basements make for the perfect family rooms. They’re incredibly spacious and can be used for a wide variety of activities. You can keep your kids’ toys in one corner and set up a movie-watching area in another. What’s more, because the family room is in the basement, you don’t need to worry about cluttering your living room or other areas in the house.

What makes for a great family room?

Before you can turn your finished basement into a family room with the help of a professional basement finishing company, you first need to know what goes into a great family room in the first place. Consider your family’s personal needs: what kind of activities do you like to do together?

If your family regularly rough-houses and plays on the furniture, opt for furniture in your family room that has high-performance, stain-resistant fabrics. It might also be a good idea to install carpeted flooring rather than hardwood for a soft, kid-friendly surface.

For families who like to get cozy during their movie nights, installing a fireplace in your finished basement is another great idea. Your basement finishing company can help you figure out which types of fireplaces may work best for your home and the amount of heating you’re looking for.

Ready to get started turning your finished basement into the family room of your dreams? We’ve got you covered. Contact ElkStone Homes to learn more about our basement finishing services today.

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