The basement is a place in many homes where families come together as one. Basement remodeling and finishing is a great way to incorporate something for everyone in the family. Whether it is a series of games, electronics or areas for kids, finishing the basement can be fun and at the same time add value to the home in the long run.
There are many ideas which can be done yourself, while some you might want to consult with a professional. Countless themes and ideas for each member of the family and finishing the basement are should have something for everyone in the family.
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Turn your basement into a complete game room complete with favorites such as air hockey, pinball machines, ping pong, shuffleboard and more. A game room can be used by one or many and can also be a place to have guests or a party.
IAdd a large screen television or wall projection system, DVD players, stereo system, Surround sound and Blu-Ray players for all to enjoy. Also, be sure to incorporate comfortable furniture like plush sofas, tables for drinks and food on and extra seating for guests.
Think about a main theme for the basement. If you like the outdoors decorate with earth toned colors, plants, and appropriate decor. If you like boating, think nautical or if you like a certain country, add accessories that remind you of your favorite destination. Perhaps the sea shore or a favorite vacation destination.
If you like wood working or have a certain craft or hobby, add a special area in the basement where you can go to and work on related projects. Whether it is a cozy sewing room or a place for scrapbooking, go ahead and add tables, chairs, worktables, shelving for materials, and built-in closet space for equipment. This are may even be completely behind doors with additionsl sound proofing to reduce noise from the shop.
Section off a portion of the basement for the kids to use so they won’t bother you when you are enjoying the basement. Be sure there is plenty of space and enough room for their favorite toys and games. Create a place where they can do what they like to do best be it playing dolls or space invaders.
You could have an entire kitchen asebly in the finshed basement complete with oven, microwave and refrigerator and a pantry for dry good like popcorn, snaks, soups just about anything. Possibly just a snak bar location something with some stools, and a mini refridgerator. The ideas are endless.
Turn part of the finished basement into a gym or workout area. Install some ceiling pull-up bars mounted above. Perhaps a treadmill, weight lifting center or even aerobic work out station.