Just because your basement is the lowest level of your home doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Renovating a dirty (or infrequently used) basement might generate additional room for your family or add things that your main level(s) can’t.
Need basement renovation ideas? We’ve chosen our favourites:
Brighten It Up
Even in a place with dark woodwork and limited natural light sources, a light and bright atmosphere is easy to produce.
You may want a ballet barre, rowing machine, and free weights for your home fitness studio. Need an additional bedroom or home office? Brightening is crucial when adding these. Nobody likes dungeon-like spaces.
You only need lighter paint, lighter flooring (never use wood in a basement since it warps) and more illumination. This might be recessed lights, lamps or windows (if the structure allows for windows).
Explore New Spaces
Have a media room or home office upstairs? If so, your renovated basement can be used to add something new to your home. If you’re unsure what this new place is, write a list of ideas. Out-of-town guests? Games? You can go in any way with the project.
Set Up a Separate Office at Home
Let’s be honest: how many of us have a large enough dedicated office area to get work done? The basement is an ideal spot for a peaceful office (meaning you can escape from all the noise and dive into that big work project).
It’s also an excellent opportunity to consider what kind of work environment best suits your needs. Quirky? Minimalist? This choice rests entirely in your court.
Friends and relatives will be able to spend the weekend at your place instead of just dropping by for a quick visit. A guest room in the basement is an excellent alternative to sleeping on the couch or the bunk beds you use for your twins.
If you have the room, you could even turn it into a full-fledged guest suite with a kitchenette, living area and bathroom.
Were you tired of training in the frigid garage? Your soon-to-be-remodeled renovated basement begs for a home gym. The ground is more impact-friendly, plus you can add home gym flooring. No more stumbling over the treadmill in the middle of your bedroom, and no more harming your wood floor with free weights.
Create a Space for Many Uses
Having a basement doesn’t mean you must add guest suites and fitness rooms – maybe your upstairs is small, and you need the space for living. If so, you can change your basement into a multifunctional living space with a play school room for kids, a family gathering place (a couch and coffee table for board games will do), extra storage and a lovely reading corner.
Presentation of an Exhibition
Do you have an appreciation for fine wine or perhaps antique teapots? You can always turn to the basement if you don’t have enough room on the main floor to save (or show off) your prized possessions. Depending on the scope and nature of your collection, you can set aside a specific space or construct a climate-controlled vault.
Create a Relaxing Retreat
It’s not uncommon for people to utilize their kitchen tables for sewing or other crafts, and the living room for everything from playing an instrument to folding origami.
Now is the time to convert your basement into a music, craft, or hobby room if you want to reclaim your kitchen table for actual eating – or if you’d like to relax in your living room and watch Netflix without hearing the sound of your 10-year-old’s violin.
If you need a trustworthy contractor for your basement renovations in Moncton, choose NYCO Renovations. We are here to assist you during the entire process. We approach every project as a custom home renovation, paying close attention to every detail.
How about you? Are you prepared to proceed? Contact NYCO Renovations in Moncton at (506) 866-3996 or visit our website to schedule a consultation with our basement renovations specialists today.