You’ve decided to take the plunge and remodel your basement. You’re excited about the extra space it will afford you and your family, but knowing what to do with the space isn’t always a cut and dry decision. When it comes to finishing a basement, you have quite a bit to consider:
- What type of space would benefit your family?
- How would it impact your home’s resale value?
- What would enhance your current lifestyle?
As you think through the answers to your questions, our crew at Tom’s Best Quality Remodeling wants to share a few common uses for finished basements to help you in your decision-making process.
1. Rec Room
If you have kids, a recreation space or playroom is a great use for a finished basement. The kids can run, create, and have a space for their toys. Older kids can have a hangout space with friends or a billiards table. Plus, adults can enjoy entertaining and have a place for all the kids to play so that they can enjoy adult conversation.
When it comes to resale value, you can’t go wrong with adding on a bedroom. It adds value to your square footage, and it can be a lifesaver to any growing family. Even if you don’t use it as a bedroom but instead as an office or storage space, you’ll never regret having that extra bedroom. However, we do recommend that if you convert the space into a bedroom that you also include a bathroom for convenience.
3. Media Room
Would you love to have a space where the family can gather for the big game or watch the recent Blockbuster? Imagine a media room where you can have a large flat-screen or projection TV, comfortable seating, adjustable lighting, and surround sound. Your media experience will never be the same.
Ready to start discussing your basement finishing options with a member of our design team? If you live in or around Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, Barrington, or the surrounding area, contact Tom’s Best at (847) 202-6465. We’d be glad to give you a free consultation and a quote on your basement-finishing ideas.