Basements are like a blank canvas: they are an open, empty space that offer endless possibilities for use. Most people just fill their basements for overflow, using it as storage for off-season clothing, cleaning equipment, holiday decorations, etc. However, basements present opportunity for added space of the home. Instead of just filling your basements with storage, we at Carranza Roofing & Remodeling want to encourage you to get creative and think of other ways to utilize your basement space! And in no time, you could end up with a beautiful remodeled basement that you will want to spend more time in than any other part of your house!
Lounge & Family Room
One option is to simply convert your basement into an additional lounge or living space. By adding some couches, a flat screen, perhaps a pool table, you can create a fun and relaxing space to entertain guests I or spend family time in.
If you’re a movie buff, it’s easy to see why having a home theater could be so desirable. If you had your own theater space in your home, there’s no need to worry about leaving the comfort of your own home to go to the movies. Add recliners or big comfy couches, adjustable-intensity lighting, and a projector and screen, and you will immediately be transported to the theater!
Do you often work from home, but still wish to keep your home life and business life separate? Converting your basement into a home office could be the perfect solution! This is a great way to utilize extra basement space because you can easily separate yourself from the rest of the home and focus on what you aim to work on. Add a large and spacious desk, lots of proper lighting, and plenty of storage shelves and drawers, and you’ll never have a problem getting into the “work zone.”
No need for a gym membership: you can keep in shape at home by converting your basement into a home gym! A basement is the perfect space to add a home gym because they are usually large and spacious, perfect for accommodating heavy and bulky fitness equipment. The best part about a home gym is that you can customize the area to work for you! Leave an open ground space for Yoga or Pilates, and line the room with the weight machines or cardio equipment.
Tired of not having a play space for the kids? Give them a playroom of their own by remodeling your basement into a children’s playroom. In doing this, you don’t have to worry about toys and games all over the house, but can contain the mayhem to a designated space. Add lots of shelves and storage bins so they have places to put all of their toys when they’re done playing. You can even add arcade games or a TV and gaming system as well!
Overall, there are endless possibilities for your basement, and using it simply for storage or overflow is a waste of a perfectly functional space. If you would like to add some flair to your basement, be sure to call Carranza Roofing & Remodeling! We at Carranza have years on experience in converting the spaces in your home into a beautiful, customized area. So visit us online or call us at 610-270-0305 today to get started!