You have a massive space at the bottom of your home, but sometimes it’s very hard to decide what to do with it. Don’t be like most people who use it to store junk.
Let’s look at a few ways you can do something special with your basement instead.
1. Build a big family room
You obviously have a living room at the moment, but a family room is slightly different because it’s more focused on the children. You can still have a large TV where everyone can watch their favorite movies, but you can have more things focused on the kids. I’m sure they have plenty of toys you don’t want anywhere near your living room. It’s also good when you don’t want to watch cartoons because everyone can watch what they want on separate televisions.
2. Add an extra bedroom
Having an extra bedroom is great for a number of different reasons. If you have a large family, it will allow all your children to have their own room. It will also come in handy when it’s time to sell your home because you’ll get a lot more money for it. Some people are a little wary about building a bedroom in the basement because they associate it with darkness and dinginess, but once everything is finished, it will look great. If any of your children like to listen to loud music, you can ‘throw’ them in there.
3. Build a nightclub
If you love clubbing, you don’t need to be a millionaire before you can afford to build a nightclub inside your basement. It’s obviously not going to hold hundreds of people, but you’ll definitely be able to chill out there at the weekend with a few friends. The first thing you will need to install is a bar because you can’t have a club without alcohol. A dance floor and strobe lights are optional. It sure beats keeping your washing machine and tumble dryer in your basement like most normal people.
4. Your very own games room
I think everyone has dreamed of having their own games room since they were a child. It must be something to do with all the time we used to spend at the arcades. Things get a little more interesting when you own your own arcade machines. You can spend as much money as you want on the fruit machines and you know you’ll get it all back. If you have enough room, you can even throw in a snooker table and a ping pong table.
5. A home office
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Most basements are quite large, whereas most spare bedrooms are small. When your home office is inside a spare bedroom, you won’t have a lot of room to do anything. There will obviously be room for a desk and chair, but nobody wants to work in a cramped space. If you build an office inside your basement, you’ll have enough room for anything. You will also be a lot more productive because people can work faster when they don’t feel like the walls are closing in on them.
Nancy Baker is a freelancer who often writes for Alliance Floor Source, providers of laminate flooring.. She likes to write about home improvement and shares her opinions via blogging. You can also get in touch with her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.