Basement finishing can feel like a giant overwhelming task, but in planning such a home renovation, you can also have a lot of fun! In planning this post, I went out to a whole bunch of home improvement resources to bring you the best trends and ideas in the industry right here in one place.
So, you have an unfinished basement, in other words, a fantastic blank canvas of endless possibility. What are you going to put in that basement besides junk? Well, most people will include a gathering space in the finished basement that includes a TV, perhaps surround sound too. If you have a few different video game systems you might also consider storage for the games and systems you use. On the other hand, VCR's and tapes are pretty obsolete, so you may not need so much space for tapes or even your DVD's as most movies are on streaming now.
After a great gathering space with plenty of games to go around, you might also consider putting an in-home office in your basement. You may also want to think about how much natural light would be available to space if you plan to spend a lot of time there. Get yourself some comfy office chairs and maybe some built-in desks. Don't forget some space for books or other office knick-knacks.
Man cave? No problem. You can add some vintage signage, a workbench, and cork-board to hang up all the tools. Perhaps you collect license plates and want to hang those up too. Make it fun and make it yours! Got bottle caps? Create an incredible wall art or flooring with all those bottle caps that will blow your friends away.
Don't worry, I didn't leave the woman out. How about a craft room? A place for some sewing and a closet for storing all your fabric. Count me in! Finish your basement with a touch of sparkle by adding custom shelving units for all the craft supplies from paints to scrap-booking to a place for all your yarn projects.
Finishing the basement is a large task that you probably won't be able to do all on your own. From framework to electrical and ensuring you are abiding by all the current building codes you may require a professional contractor to help you out. If your project could use some expert advice, give our buddies at loganremodelingpros.com a call.
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