For some, a basement is nothing but a cold, dark and scary place to store unused sports equipment and holiday decorations. Oftentimes, basements have the potential to be much more. If you’re thinking of taking on some home renovations this year, consider your basement!
Investing in a basement renovation is a great way to add property value and additional space to your home. It can also be a great opportunity to design a space that you’ve always longed for. Here are some fun and unique options to inspire your next home renovation project:
1. A Home Bar
Do you often host parties and find yourself wishing that you had a fun space for your guests? Are you tired of spending a fortune at the neighbourhood pub? A basement renovation can convert your dingy basement to the home bar of your dreams. Since you’re in charge, you can stock your favourite drinks, and make sure that your favourite sports team is the only one featured.
2. A Home Theatre
A fancy home theatre seems to be on everyone’s list of dream features for their home. Make yours a reality with your next home renovation! Never be subjected to those uncomfortable movie theatre seats again; install your own giant screen, projector and comfortable chairs. You could even buy a popcorn maker!
3. A Library
Create a peaceful oasis for you and your books! Picture yourself curled up in your favourite reading chair, next to the fireplace, with floor to ceiling bookshelves lining your wall. Having a cozy escape in your very own home is just one basement renovation away!
4. A Home Gym
Are you tired of fighting for equipment at the gym? Are you sick of moving living room furniture out of the way while you bop along to your favourite workout DVD? Basement renovations are great opportunities to create your ideal home gym. Whether your basement is big or small, you’ll never again have an excuse for missing a workout.
5. A Games Room
Whether you have kids, or you’re just a big kid yourself, a games room in the basement is always a popular home renovation project. Maybe you’ve always dreamed of having a pool table, or perhaps ping pong is your calling? Anything is possible when you have your very own games room!
Start thinking of your basement as an extension of the rest of your home, and consult an expert to ensure that your space is ready to be part of a home renovation. Start moving your old sports equipment and those holiday decorations; your basement may just become your favourite room in the house!