Is your basement lost space where seasonal storage gets dumped, exercise equipment goes to rest, or old furniture is piled? Basements are usually amazing square footage that goes to waste unless homeowners plan a dramatic makeover to get organized, paint, and create a liveable space. Let’s take a look at some ideas for what your basement could be if you dream big and transform the space.
Basements tend to have some inherent problems such as low ceilings, lack of light, and humidity issues. Take some time to think about what your space does have to offer and how you can combat these common issues. Then you can start the fun part of making your lower level into a room you can use and enjoy.
If your basement is large enough to accommodate a pool table, then you may enjoy transforming your lower level into a game room of sorts. A pool table is a great focal point as it gives guests something to do and they can be part of a larger theme of games. Add some seating areas for board games and a small table for chess or checkers. Your basement should include more light so consider adding standing lights or, depending upon your budget, add ceiling lights to illuminate your pool table and sitting areas. Don’t forget to paint the space with a color that can brighten things up and create a cohesive look.
Sure, you have a living room on your upper level, but basement hangouts tend to be less formal and cozier. Buy some comfy furniture to encourage movie watching or sleepovers for the kids. Add some bean bags and voila, you have a family hang out where you can binge watch Netflix, play games, or just enjoy each other’s company. Don’t forget to add some paint to the walls to coordinate with furnishings and make the space come together.
With more and more employees working remotely these days, finding a place in your home where you can concentrate and get your work done is imperative. Your basement may be a great place to carve out a little room for your home office. We recommend adding lighting, a desk, office equipment, and all the tech you will need to get the job done. If you need to make video conferencing calls you will want the room to look professional, so call in our team to paint the space and help you design a room that looks tailor made for your business.
What type of basement do you dream of having? Use that wasted space to create a room that is lacking in your main living levels. Contact our team if you need help designing and painting your basement makeover.