If you’ve read our guide on finishing your basement, then there’s a good chance that you’ve finally managed to put the final touches on your basement. However, this brings a new challenge altogether. Finishing your basement won’t mean much if you haven’t been using the space effectively. And while you can simply use it as a space to store your extra stuff, this won’t be a good use for all of this space.
To help you maximize your space, we thought it would be useful to give you a couple of ideas when it comes to what to do with your basement. If this is something you want to learn more about, read on for four creative ways you can use your finished basement.
If you’ve got kids then you might want to consider turning the basement into a playroom. This is great as it gives your child a space to play and keep their toys. Not only will this make things more fun for your child, but it will also make cleaning up a breeze. Instead of having to pick up after your kid all over your house, the toys will be concentrated in one room. What’s great about this is you can even add cubbies and bookshelves in the playroom so your kid can also have a learning area.
Adding another bedroom is always a good idea as it allows you to create more liveable spaces in your home. You can turn this extra bedroom into a guest’s room for when you have family or friends over to your house. Aside from the added utility, increasing the number of bedrooms in your home also adds to its value. In fact, adding an extra bedroom can increase your property’s value by 20%.
If you’ve always wanted to have a home theater, the basement is one of the best places to put it. Now, you can approach this in a slew of different ways depending on your budget. If you’re operating with limited resources, simply adding a projector, speakers, and bean bags is enough to make a suitable home theater. If you want to take it to the next level you can add theater-style seating and high-quality speakers in your basement.
Lastly, the basement is the perfect place to install a bar. If you want to have a place where you and your friends can have a nice nightcap, you can bring the bar experience to your home. You can be as creative as you want when it comes to your bar. So much so that you can even create a themed bar in your home. The sky’s the limit when it comes to your bar, so don’t limit yourself when it comes to how you want to design your basement bar.
We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you figure out how to make use of your basement. Now, this list isn’t meant to limit what you should and shouldn’t do with your space. If you want to use it for other purposes that we didn’t mention here, feel free to do so. Remember, this list is only to help you out when you don’t know how to make use of your basement.
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