Everyone knows that basements can be used for storage. However, unfinished basements can have a considerable number of problems such as dust, moisture and insects.
Finishing your basement will not only keep unwanted elements out, but will also give you the chance to create a brand new room in your home. Once your basement waterproofing project is finished, you can get started on the basement you have always wanted.
Here are 7 ways you can transform your unfinished basement:
1. Home Gym
If you love to work out but don’t have the space, the basement is the perfect place to house your equipment. You’ll have plenty of space for you to do your work out, but also have room for your machines and weights. You will also save time and money on a gym membership when you have one in your home.
2. Game / Toy Room
Board games, video games, cards, endless toys and more can all be kept in your new play room. Not only will it divert clutter away from your first floor, but kids and adults can enjoy a free space to entertain and relax with friends and family.
3. Art Studio / Craft Room
A wide-open space is a great place to work on creative projects. There will be plenty of room to work and to store your tools. When the work is finished, you can decorate your new studio with your own beautiful art.
4. Home Office
Have you recently started working from home? Finishing your basement could give you the home office you never thought you would need. It’s closed off from the rest of your home to help you focus and allows you to decorate it however you’d like.
5. Another Bedroom
A new baby, a child moving back home, or continuous guests could all be reasons to turn your basement into a bedroom! It’s bigger than a normal bedroom, so you’re not limited on furniture size. You could also attach a bathroom, so everything is in one place for your guests.
6. Home Theater
Whether you have boxes of movies to store or you enjoy watching the newest flicks with a group of people, you could turn your unfinished basement into a home theater. You would have space to throw parties, entertain friends, or have family fun night.
Storing books can be difficult if you don’t have a place for them. Bookshelves can take up a large amount of space, and you don’t want to put your books in boxes. The basement has ample space for shelves and for a nice chair and lamp to read.
There are countless ways to transform your unfinished basement into your dream room, so be creative! Make sure when you finish your basement you take the proper waterproofing precautions to keep your basement free of moisture, dust mites and mold.