6 Finished Basement Ideas That Will Add Massive Value to Your Home
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Finished Basement Ideas

6 Finished Basement Ideas That Will Add Massive Value to Your Home

A finished basement is a living space below ground level and can be designed and constructed to provide the levels of comfort like any other area of your home. With an endless array of possibilities, it's up to you choose the best finished basement idea that will add value to your life.

Whether it is a full-walkout, non-walk out/walk-up, or partial basement; finishing it can significantly increase the value of your home. It also adds extra living space and can become your go-to spot for entertaining or just simply for privacy and tranquility. Let's take a closer look at 6 wildly popular finished basement ideas that can add massive value to your home.

The Apartment Finished Basement Idea

Transforming a dark, damp stuffy basement into a warm and cozy basement apartment for a growing family may be an incredible idea. Or you can use it as a rental to help boost your income. With its own bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, appliances, flooring, and ample lighting; your new basement apartment can be welcoming and inviting.

Before you start remodelling, you'll need to get the required permission from your city to construct the apartment. You'll also need to inspect the lower level for water, leakage, moisture, or mold issues.

It's also necessary to ensure the foundation is solid and gutters are draining away from the land. Walls will need to be properly insulated and there should be adequate provision for lighting and ventilation. Windows and a door also need to be installed for entry and exit to make it a basement apartment.

The Entertainment Room Finished Basement Idea

A home theatre, game center, bar, or a celebration room are great ideas for turning your basement into an entertainment space. A built-in entertainment center can provide a place for a gigantic TV and gaming equipment.

A pool table can also be housed in another area of the room. Finally, there will be a separate place where Netflix movie nights and Super Bowl events won't disturb the rest of the house.

If you're wine enthusiast, you can convert the basement into a wine storage or a wine bar to entertain guests. Otherwise, it can be a large room for celebrating special events such as birthdays and anniversaries.

The Kids Playroom Finished Basement Idea

Having young kids means moments of tripping over toys sprawled across the floor. Alas! The children can have a room all to themselves. Here, they can house all their toys, play, and make noise with reckless abandon.

Play dates can be even more fun as a kids playroom in the basement will offer a spacious indoor "playground" for the energetic little lads. To bring the room alive, you can finish the wall by designing it with their favorite theme, e.g., Elsa or Superman. Ensure there is plenty of lighting and perhaps even a daybed or an additional bedroom for them to relax or take a quick nap.

The Man Cave Finished Basement Idea

Another finished basement idea is turning this underground space into a masculine room for a quiet retreat. Bring in all your "man stuff," like your big ole TV, surround sound equipment, sports gear, collectibles, and memorabilias.

This room can house a bookshelf to display your favorites books. A wet bar stocked with your favorite beers, wines, or alcoholic drinks can be positioned on one side of the room. You can even nestle an office desk in one corner of the room for those days you bring work home. Finally, a treasured getaway spot designed accented with your favorite NCAA or professional sports team to match your taste and needs. Call it the ultimate man cave!

The Woman Cave Finished Basement Idea

How about a woman cave—the female equivalent of a man cave? At the end of a long work day, this could be the quiet place to retreat and nurture yourself. It hardly matters whether you work outside the home or you're a work-from-home mom. You deserve a place to getaway and rejuvenate.

Create the ultimate woman cave by designing and renovating the basement to include your personal touches. Your underground nook can be furnished with a bed, closets, bathroom, and entertainment corner. Installing charming lights can make good for soothing the atmosphere and creating an ambience that helps set the mood for unwinding.

The Home Gym Finished Basement Idea

If you can't go to the gym, you can bring the gym to you! An unfinished basement has the potential to become a home gym and provide an opportunity for you to achieve your health and fitness goals. You can work your body and stay in shape by including a treadmill, elliptical or other exercising or weightlifting equipment of your choice.

A home gym designed with an open floor space can be useful for dance aerobics or yoga. You can even include wall mirrors to make the space look larger and brighter. Best of all, you'll save time, and money on gas and gym membership — when all you have to do is go down a flight of stairs and you're at the gym!

Contact UpRitePlus2 to Bring Your Finished Basement Ideas to Life

Whether you're looking for a quiet place to relax and unwind, have fun with friends, or keep kids play away from the rest of the home — you can rely on the construction experts at UpRitePlus2. We can help you design and finish your basement without breaking the bank. Since we've opened our doors, we've consistently created unique solutions for our clients.

Contact UpRitePlus2 today to learn how we can bring your finished basement ideas to life.

About the Author Thomas Marr

Offering nearly four decades of industry experience in restoration, mold remediation, and reconstruction, Thomas G. Marr is the president and CEO of ite Plus 2. He holds two certifications from the Florida Mold Institute — Certified Professional Mold Inspector and Certified Professional Mold Remediator — as well as a long list of other industry-recognized certifications. He brings brings a unique set of skills and expertise in all matters of flood, fire, and mold remediation, which has proven to be invaluable to businesses and homeowners throughout the New York area.

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