If you’ve spent some time lately looking at your spacious basement and wondering what you can do with it, you’ve come to the right place. You need a basement finishing checklist. A basement makes for an excellent spare room that you can add just about anything into based on your likes and dislikes. Whether you’re looking for practicality, entertainment, or storage space, here are some things you can do to make your basement more than just a wasted room.
1. Wine Cellar
Since basement and cellar are interchangeable, it should come as no surprise that a wine cellar is the first point on a basement finishing checklist. If you’re a wine aficionado and have an excess in your collection, a wine cellar is probably a great addition for you. You can store all your expensive wines down there until a special occasion.
2. Game Room
With the growing popularity of gaming, remodeling a basement into a game room is at the top of many people’s lists. Whether you’re into video games, board games, or arcade games, a basement is a perfect place to consider setting up. It’s made even better if your spouse or partner would rather you keep the games away from them (you could think of it as your own den).
3. Home Library
This is a great one for all the book lovers out there. Bookshelves look great in just about any room in the house, but the more books you collect, the harder it’s going to be for you to find a place to put them. Imagine having an entire room in your house dedicated to your love of books and showing them off in a beautiful arrangement of bookshelves! A basement is a great option for you.
4. Home Office
If you work from home or find yourself bringing your work back with you, it could be time you find somewhere quiet in your house. It’s all too easy to be distracted by the daily demands of your home life. Setting up a home office in your basement is the perfect way to get you away from those distractions and bring your focus back to work.
5. Craft Room
For all the hobbyists that want a little privacy when they work, a craft room could be an option for you. The space given to you by your basement allows painters, woodworkers, and knitters alike to make the most of it! The possibilities are limitless with what you want to throw into your craft room.
Give Us a Call
Don’t let that extra space go to waste. Sure basements are good for storage, but they can be so much more. Think about the possibilities—we’ve listed just a handful of the endless ideas you could come up with! Add the one that works best for you to your basement finishing checklist, and call the team at Total Home Remodeling at (913) 227-4149 to connect with one of our designers for a free discovery session to discuss your ideas, goals, and budget.