Sunday, June 14, 2015

Utilizing Basement Space

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A basement is an area of your home that is likely to see a lot of use if it is either fully or partially finished. Many homeowners benefit from converting basement space into a guest suite or a living area. If you decide to do so, you can use a well-finished basement as a craft room.

A Comfortable Guest Suite
 One of the perks of putting a guest suite in the basement area is having a lot of additional space. In many cases, you'll have the plumbing handy so that a bathroom can be added. Basements with a walkout door also give guests an extra entrance.

Extra Living Space is Good
You can have an expanded living area for entertaining or just relaxing with a finished basement. Many people find this setting good for putting in a home theater area. If you prefer, you can have a contractor add the additional wiring to have a computer workstation in this space, away from the activity in the rest of the house.

A Crafter's Haven
People who are involved in crafts or hobbies that involve a lot of artistry often like to use a basement area for the pursuits. There is not only a lot of additional room, but it is usually detached enough from the rest of your home to allow you to pursue your craft without interruptions. One good feature associated with many finished basement areas is built-in storage space and ability to add extra storage areas very easily.

Finding a Professional
When you need to remodel your home, choosing the right professional will help ensure success. If you find a contractor today, you will be on your way to enjoying your new space in no time. No matter how you decide to use your new space, you'll be assured of always having a great time

25 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Plus a guest suite can be rented out to make you some dough, if one wants that hassle

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A man cave is my reason

GayNYCDad said...

Once you organize the space, I think you find it to be much bigger. I just hope someday we will have a basement of our own!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

We live in a ranch with no basement. I've often wished we had one. My friend has one and has a whole spare bedroom and other room down there.

Daisy B said...

We had a basement in the house that we grew up in and it definitely provided a lot of extra space. We stored a lot down there!

~ Noelle said...

Have never had a basement until we bought our house... (they aren't popular in south georgia)

Joyce Lansky said...

I grew up with a basement in my house; however, the ground in the south doesn't support basements well, so they do not put them in houses.

Christy Maurer said...

My poor basement is a disaster area! We have TOO MUCH STUFF! And no one wants to get rid of it...and NOW the band is down there too! Sigh.....When the kids move out, they are taking their stuff!

Kim Croisant said...

No basement here in Texas needed...but I do have a cellar - it's way old....I do like to hire professionals to do my remodeling.

Scott said...

Don't forget the permits! In order to have a sleeping area in the basement, you'll have to jump through hoops to make sure all the safety requirements are covered.

Jen said...

I would love to have a basement, but we have never lived anywhere that had them in homes.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I completely agree. No sense in wasting completely good useable basement space just to store junk. I am still loving our remodel and use our basement a lot more now!

Masshole Mommy said...

Half of our basement is finished and it is my step son's room. He loves it down there.

Colette S said...

These are very good ideas for a basement. We don't have one, but oh yes on the craft room :) Not that I"m crafty or anything, but I do crafts and I have kids :)

Kristi Maloney said...

We finished our basement and now my son has his own room down there. He loves it!

alissa apel said...

Our basement is full of sculpture stuff! It's crazy! I hate when people come to fix things in our basement. I feel like saying, "Don't trip on the rice cooker that my husband uses to melt wax." *Insert eye roll here.

Rea T said...

i like the new look of your blog rosey♥ extra entertaining space and for crafting is what i want for a basement!

Kiersten Millican said...

I can't wait until we move out of our apartment and get a house with a basement. Ours will be made into a man cave so husband's stuff will all be *somewhere* :)

Michelle Martinka said...

We are moving, but I LOVE that we redid the basement in our home when we first bought it to be suitable as storage- it's been awesome!

CB Bhattacharya said...

I wish we still had a basement. We moved from the Midwest where they have basements standard in homes to California where there are no basements. I miss the extra storage and being able to have my kids toys in one place.

Ron Leyba said...

We have no basement at home but I found your tips truly helpful. I can apply some of it at my other rooms.

Elizabeth O. said...

These are great tips. My brother converted his basement into a gameroom.

My Thirty Spot said...

Oh how I wish we had a basement. They don't have them here (very often) in AZ. I loved having one and these are some great tips. - Erin Kennedy

Kendra Williams said...

I would love to have a guest suite! Too bad Miami homes don't have basements. We'll just have to add an extra section to the house.

John Lopez said...

We don't have a basement, but this is great information thanks for sharing. I'll pass it to my friends.