Creative Remodeling Ideas for the Basement
If your home has a basement, you can use it for more than a utility storage space. In fact, the basement doesn’t have to be a dark dungeon under your home. In many countries around the world including England, the basement is used as an additional living space.
The key to creating a livable basement is investing in a basement remodeling project. Whether you want to create a cozy den, an entertainment room, or an additional bedroom under the home, there are many ways you can turn a once empty space into a livable area. The following is a look at how you can remodel your basement to expand the living space in your home.
Install new floors. Most basements have concrete floors, which are boring, cold, and unwelcoming. A great way to upgrade your basement is install new floors. Whether you want wood floors, tile, or carpet, adding new floors to the basement will instantly turn a cold space into an inviting room. If you’re on a budget, consider painting concrete floors. For style and color, add some area rugs. A remodeling construction company can advise you on the best flooring material for your home.
Add a small kitchen. Nothing brings people together like food. Whether you’re designing a game room or living room, a kitchenette is a great way to bring entertaining downstairs. Hosting parties in your basement will be easier, too.
Bring in natural light. One of the issues with a room under the home is that it’s void of natural light. A practical way to bring some sunlight into your space underneath the house is to install windows. Whether you want to install small or large windows, your basement with new windows will be more enjoyable to spend time in. In addition to windows, you can add window treatments for additional style and color. If you end up installing a kitchen, consider glass cabinets and light-colored furniture to brighten the area.
Go nuts with decorating. The rest of your home is decorated with art and other ornaments, so why not basement? If you’re planning to remodel the basement, don’t skimp on the décor. Adding some art work, paintings, and area rugs are just a few ways you can enhance a gloomy basement into a livable area. If you’re not sure how to decorate the basement, consider picking a theme. You can extend the same theme from your home or create a new theme for the basement. You can also bring the comfort of home down below. Whether you need roof repair services or basement remodeling, make sure to consult a professional construction company before starting any remodeling project.
This feature article has been sponsored by Chicago Remodeling Solutions, a contractor with over 30 years of experience in home remodeling projects. The company specializes in Chicago tuckpointing projects, basement remodeling, roofing, kitchen remodeling, porches, attics, and more.