Rather than a dark, uninviting spot to store your belongings, an unfinished basement can be a prime opportunity to do something exciting with your home. It can also add significant value to your home when it comes time to sell it and make it more enticing to potential buyers. Here are a few fresh ideas to get you started.
Basement Renovation Ideas to Improve Your Home
Open basement spaces give your kids a place of their own. Custom storage and shelves can keep favourite toys and books on hand and make for inviting, comfortable spaces when hosting playdates. Space permitting, you can even install a mini climbing wall or tiny floor hockey arena to keep your kids exercising on rainy days.
Create a more grown-up playroom with a games room. Having a designated spot for games creates a social space where you can relax with family and host friends. Have friendly ping pong or billiards tournaments, or install custom storage and shelving to house a board game collection and other hobbies.
This one may not be particularly exciting, except for those without a dedicated laundry space already. Not only will this keep dirty laundry from building up in hallways and bedrooms, having a specified laundry area you can fill with cabinet space for detergents and fabric softeners will also free up space. Add tile floors for easy cleaning and, with enough space for your ironing and steam cleaning, you’ll save time and energy too.
Customize the Stairs
The stairs are an introduction to your basement. Set the tone with a stylish bannister or a floating staircase. Under the stairs can also be used for storage, from practical sliding drawers to a home library. Take it one step further by setting up a reading light and enjoy a cozy reading nook.
Sliding barn doors let you split the difference between keeping your basement’s open plan and segmenting it into new rooms. Rather than install walls, a large sliding door can close for relaxing in small groups and open for entertaining large ones or provide a partition for a bedroom, small office or bathroom.
Wall and Floors
Even if you just want a simple second living room or extra guest area, you can still give your basement a unique feel. Mix and match styles like mixed wood walls and exposed brick to create a more rustic appeal. Carpeting can make for a softer, comfortable living space or add in hardwood and vinyl to complete a cottage feel.
For more ideas take a look at our client testimonials, where you can see some of the Bradburn Group’s previous project work and hear how we work directly with homeowners. Have questions? Feel free to get in touch with us anytime!