It can be hard to know how to best utilize an unfinished basement. However, a basement remodeling project will add useful livable square footage to your home—not to mention resale value. If you have an unfinished basement and aren’t sure how to remodel it, check out the ideas below for inspiration.
How to Approach a Basement Remodeling Project
1. Home Gym
If you love to workout but hate trips to the gym, installing a home exercise area is a perfect use of space. For the best results, make sure there’s an easy way to get equipment into the space. This might mean expanding narrow or winding staircases. Then, add rubber flooring, equipment, free weights, a mirror, and a small bathroom with a shower to complete the new design.
2. Home Theater
Upgrade the basement by turning it into an entertainment center. This is an excellent way to re-purpose a basement with low ceilings and few windows. Insulate and finish the walls and ceiling with sound-proof materials, and install a plush carpet to reduce echo. Once you’ve placed a screen, speakers, and comfortable seating options, you’re ready for movie night.
3. Guest Accommodations
A common basement remodel idea is to create a self-contained guest area. Depending on the size of the basement, you can even include a small sitting room for guests to have some privacy away from the rest of the home. If the space allows, you may even want to include a small kitchen. This space can be used for any visitor—or even a short-term rental.
If you need help designing and constructing a basement remodel in the Johnstown, CO, area, choose Iron Mountain Renovations, LLC. Since 2002, they have specialized in basement renovations and custom home remodels in Larimer County. They are locally owned and operated and committed to customer service, quality work, and community involvement. Call (720) 775-8590 to schedule an appointment or visit the website to see a gallery of projects.