Are you living in one of the millions of homes across America with an unfinished basement? An unfinished basement usually features bare walls that leave the plumbing pipes exposed and floors that feel so cold you hate going downstairs on a cooler day. Though you might think that it would take too much time and money to transform that unfinished basement into livable space, a contractor can help you fix up your basement at a price you can afford. Before you find a contractor today, look at some fun things you can do with your newly finished basement.
Do you have three kids and only two extra bedrooms? With a finished basement, you’ll have all the space that your family needs. Depending on the amount of available space, you may even work with a contractor to create two great rooms in your basement. Even if you don’t need a bedroom for your kids, you may want a guest room for your family and friends who stay over or a space you can use as a home office. Talk with your contractor about adding a bathroom to the basement as well to make your guests feel more comfortable.
If you’re like most people, your living room probably performs a number of different functions. It’s the place where you sit down to read, do some work for your boss, spend time with your kids, watch television and entertain when friends come over. This can leave your living room looking cluttered and messy from all the things you need and use every week. Creating a rec room in your basement might just save your living room from that clutter. With comfortable furniture, some decorations on the finished walls and fun accent pieces, you’ll have the perfect place to entertain guests.
Give your husband and growing boys their own place to play and have fun with a finished basement transformed into a man cave. They’ll have fun decorating the space with metal signs, heavy wood furniture and memorabilia from their favorite teams hanging on the walls. Creating a man cave also lets you escape the noise on game day as your contractor can insulate and soundproof the basement walls. Regardless of what you decide to do with your basement, a contractor can help you transform an unfinished basement into livable space.