Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Basement Remodeling Is a Smart Choice

By Sara Houghton

Many people have a basement that is nothing more than wasted space in their house. Perhaps it is used for storage but other than that it has no uses. If you start brainstorming, you will find that you can come up with some great ideas on how to better utilize your basement and add value to your home at the same time. If you finish your basement and turn it into another room, you will add value to your home and add that extra space that you need. Here are some great ideas of uses for your basement:

Your basement can be turned into a music room. People who love to listed or play music might need a room where they can go to do their thing and not bother the rest of the house. If you have your own band, the garage or the basement have always been top choices for a place to practice. You might even soundproof your new music room so you can be sure the neighbors won't hear you. Basements are always great to use for hobbies and if you like music, look into what you can do to make your basement the music room of the house.

You can turn your basement into a bar or entertainment room. If you are trying to think of some good basement bar ideas, you should first make sure that your basement is finished properly. Getting the right atmosphere for this type of room is important and you want to get the lighting right. You also need to install the right counters, furniture, stools, and bar setup that will make this room become the room to hang out and relax in.

Your basement can be turned into a workout room. Anyone who has extra space in the basement and has heavy machines like treadmills and weights, might use that space as a workout room. Basements are naturally cool and that works great for working out and exercising. They are also sometimes the easiest room to get heavy equipment into as they might have a ground floor entrance or stairs that go down. Finally, the basement is by itself which allows you to make noise, play music, and work out hard without bothering the rest of the house.

These are just a few things you can do with your basement to add a fully functioning space to your house and free up some room upstairs. If you take advantage of your unused and wasted basement, you will be adding value to your home and making it a more livable place as well.

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