If you’re currently not utilizing your basement to its full potential and are interested in renovating your basement so that you’ll get more use out of it, continue reading to discover a few creative ideas.
Search for exterior basement door ideas:
If you’re fortunate enough to have a walkout basement that has a level entrance to the outside of your property such as your garden, you may want to renovate your walkout basement by searching for walkout basement door ideas. Especially, if you don’t plan on using your walkout basement as additional storage space and instead plan to use your basement as an extra living space. Such as a stand-alone granny flat which is ideal for your parents or for teenage children. You could even choose to rent out your exterior basement for passive income.
If you’re interested in the idea of replacing the door to your exterior basement, you may want to opt for a door in a bright, colorful color to add a pop of style to the entrance of your basement. As an added bonus, if you decide to rent out your exterior basement to holidaymakers on a website like Airbnb, they won’t have any trouble finding their accommodation for the night.
Have underfloor heating installed in your basement:
If you want your basement to be usable, particularly during the long cold winter months, it’s a wise idea to invest in having underfloor heating installed in your basement. Especially if you plan to use your basement as extra accommodation, instead of using your basement as a den, a movie room, or extra storage space. If you plan on renting out your basement space to holidaymakers, it’s even more critical to think about how you’re going to keep your basement warm and toasty as basements have a tendency to be cold spaces that are difficult to heat.
Turn your basement into a bar:
If you love socializing with your friends, it’s a great idea to transform your basement into an in-home bar as you’ll be able to enjoy social evening events in a soundproof basement, so you won’t get complaints from your neighbors. Another advantage of turning your basement into a bar is that if you have young children and hold social events in your basement, you won’t have to worry about waking your children up. As they won’t be able to hear your conversations or music from the main level of your home. If you love this idea you may want to purchase a flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, a bar and barstools, and a pool table to decorate your home bar.
Turn your basement into a play area for your kids:
If your kids have taken over your living room and you’d love for your kids to have their own area to play in, you may want to turn your basement into a play area for your kids. For example, you may want to place a doll’s house, a mini table and chairs, and a toy box in your kids’ play area. Depending on the size of your basement you may even be able to fit a small slide and ball pit in your children’s new play area.
So if you currently are guilty of not using your basement and want to make the best use out of its potential it’s well worth choosing one of the ideas that are listed above.