Is your basement just sitting downstairs collecting dust and storing a bunch of old junk that no one wants to see anymore? Your basement can be more than just the place your old stuff goes to die. With just a bit of creativity and a good deal of work you can turn your basement into an amazing place to kick back and relax. Before you know it, the basement might just be the best part of your home to hang out in. If you’re planning a basement renovation of your own, then here are a couple of things you should keep in mind along the way.
Step one in transforming your basement is to begin installing vents in order to allow proper air flow which in turn allows for extended hospitality. No one wants to hang around in a damp humid basement that has mold and mildew all around. You will also want to take note of certain architectural elements and areas that require lighting, as these will be the major contributors to your basement’s aesthetic appeal.
Now after you’ve solved these basement issues, it is time to decide what you really want to do with the space. One great idea is to transform your basement into a small home theatre that the whole family could enjoy. Setting up the right furniture and having the proper lighting effects can really make you feel like you’re in an actual theatre right here in the comfort of your own home. The best part about it is that you didn’t have to lose an arm and a leg to obtain a dream basement.
It is also not a bad idea to set up a small kitchen and game room. In this type of basement set up, lighting will either make or break it. You will need ample lighting in the kitchen area that won’t disturb the rest of the room. The furniture and other accessories that you buy for your game room will have to be measured before hand. Sometimes it is very easy to get carried away and pack the basement much tighter than you had planned.
In the end, all you really need is a bit of patience and a good vision to start building your perfect basement hangout. Your basement may well be the private getaway you’ve always needed