Basements have a reputation for being the least-loved part of the house just because they tend to be dark, dingy, and uneventful. Perhaps your basement serves as a great storage space, but a simple renovation can turn it into the most exciting space in your house that still leaves room for storage. Here are some popular basement renovations worth considering.
- The Home Theater. If you love watching movies, this home theater basement renovation is for you. Your contractor can install a projector, a theater screen, and rows of recliners to give you the full theater effect. You’ll find it hard to pay to go to the movie theaters when you have this gem in your own basement.
- The Ultimate Game Room. For this basement renovation, you can turn the uneventful storage space into the entertainment hotspot. To set the mood, you can redo the lighting, add some carpeting, and decorate the walls with bright colors. Install your favorite gaming systems, a pool table, a foosball table, and even a ping-pong table for a game room the kids and neighbors will never want to leave.
- Guest Housing. A large basement allows for plenty of room for renovating it into guest housing. It might take more work than the other options, but you can add a bathroom, a bedroom, and even a kitchenette to ensure absolute comfort for your guests.
- The Personal Gym. This basement renovation is great motivation to stay in shape, and you don’t have to drive across town for your workouts. Redo the flooring and maybe even the walls, add your favorite workout equipment, and you’ll have your own home gym.
If these basement renovations are too much excitement, you can also keep it simple by adding some carpet, maybe a window or two, and a couple couches to turn it into a cozy family room. Your renovations can go as far as your imagination—and budget—will take you, whether you want to keep it simple or make it exciting.