More Than Storage: Optimizing Your Next Basement Remodel
Having a basement in your home provides a good storage place, but it can become so much more. You can give your basement a whole new look and turn it into additional living space with some remodeling.
Here are a few basement remodeling ideas to consider:
- Create a multi-purpose room. Divide your basement into a few areas that serve different purposes, such as a media or lounge area, a play area for kids and a gaming area. Do the interior and colors in lighter tones to brighten up the basement and to rejuvenate it.
- Use up all available space. If you’re going to be remodeling, you might as well get the most use out of your basement. Turn the area under the stairs into a home office with a computer desk and file cabinet. Make a dark corner brighter with extra lights, and turn it into a craft area.
- Do an accent wall. Get creative with one of the walls in your basement. Choose a bold color you’ve always wanted in your home, or cover the wall with an artistic design or stencils.