Are you thinking about finally completing your unfinished basement? Typically, the average basement remodel cost can range from $6,500 to $18,500; but, the return on investment can be up to 69%. Having a finished basement is not only great for entertaining guests, but it’s also incredibly profitable for you because it’s a home feature many home buyers want. Plus, with winter right around the corner, now is an excellent time to have this interior project done in your home. Here are some ideas to help get your creative juices flowing!
- Double-Up with Living Rooms
It’s true what’s said: two is better than one. Remodeling a basement is the perfect opportunity to give your home two places where you can relax. Your children can play and watch movies in the basement living room, while adults can interact in the more formal living room upstairs! This is definitely a must add for those that enjoy hosting parties and interacting with people.
- Create a Small Apartment
This is a wonderful idea. In today’s culture, children are graduating college and coming back to live with their parents for a little while. So, taking a basement and turning it into an apartment suite helps create a space to utilize. Go with a kitchenette with updated appliances and an island, a small space to put a couch for lounging, a half wall to create the boundaries of a bedroom, and a bathroom. Even if you children don’t end up staying there, you could rent the space out to earn some extra money. This is one basement remodeling project that becomes profitable almost immediately if you decide to rent out the space!
- Create a Gym or a Theater Room
A basement provides plenty of room to make a workout room tailored to your interests, and this remodeling idea certainly applies. Creating some space to build that sauna you’ve always wanted, or use multiple floor types to divide up workout stations, such as wood floors for yoga and carpet for cool-down stretches. Rubber mats are an affordable and smart basement flooring option. Creating that gym in your basement gives you ample opportunity to get in shape! Or, if you’re more into the leisure than the active, what better feature to include in your basement plans than a home theater? Basements often have little to no windows, making the dark space ideal for that movie theater vibe. You can raise the flooring to add rows of recliners, invest in recessed fixtures with soft lighting you can dim, and swap out large a TV for a projector and screen! Create this in your basement and everyone will want to spend their Friday nights with you at your place relaxing and binge-watching their favorite movies or shows.
- Create a Play Room for Your Children and Their Friends
If you’re a parent of young children, this is a basement remodeling project you simply must consider. Having young children, who are always full of energy, bottled up inside during the cold, winter months is never a key to success. Creating a safe and secure space away from the cold will allow them to run around all they like and let them burn off their energy each and every day, no matter what the weather is like outside! We highly recommend this basement remodeling for any family to help keep the sanity of the parents!
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Always be mindful of rules and regulations in your area. Certain codes could make your remodeling project more challenging if you don’t spend the time and energy to figure out what can and cannot be done. That’s one of the areas that Inch By Inch helps their customers understand and navigate. We take pride in helping our customers see their basement remodeling projects come to life, and we look forward to always serving our customers by being the best. We separate ourselves from everyone else because every inch matters, and respect is valued!
Inch By Inch Construction can help you with your basement remodeling project. We help take the hassle oﬀ of you, and make your basement remodeling project simple and easy. Call to get your free quote today, and get more value out of your house by ﬁnishing your basement.