The basement is the perfect place to expand your living space and is often the unsung hero of taking your home to the next level!
When finishing your basement, it’s essential to consider the various options and choose which will suit your family and lifestyle best!
Additional bedrooms and bathrooms will always increase the value of your home, however, it may not be what your family needs.
Here are a few ideas on what you can do with your basement and have it ready to enjoy in time for winter!
If you don’t need the space and would like the extra income, adding a rental suite is a great way to get a solid return on your investment.
Not only can this help pay for your mortgage, but it’s also a great selling feature!
This will be one of the more costly renovations, however, the return will be well worth it.
Be sure to check with your local municipality to ensure you are allowed a rental suite and obtain the correct permits before you start knocking down or building up walls.
Adding a pool table, dart board, arcade machine, ping pong table or whatever else fits your style and budget and is a great way to spruce up the basement.
This won’t take much in terms of renovations, however, depending on the games you decide to purchase they can become rather expensive.
A games room is sure to deliver laughter and plenty of fun for the whole family!
Get the popcorn ready! A home theatre is a great way to immerse yourself in movies, cheer on your favourite sports team, or binge-watch the latest series.
A theatre room could be as simple as a sofa and a big-screen tv, or you could go all out and decorate it from top to bottom with luxury upgrades, memorabilia, and recliner seats.
A home gym can carry great functional purposes while potentially saving you money.
Gym memberships, personal trainers, and fitness classes can get extremely expensive over time. By having your own home gym, you only pay for the equipment you want or need.
No need to go all out from the beginning, start with a few weights and a bench, then purchase more as required.
We always need extra storage space!
Installing some shelves and organizers to keep your belongings dry and organized will save you plenty of headaches when it comes time to pull out the camping gear or holiday decorations.
Additional storage space is always a plus when it comes time to sell your home too!
When deciding how to renovate your basement choose an option that suits your family best!