This article explains why basement remodels are such good investments to make in your home and provides a range of beautiful finished basement ideas to get you inspired for your project!
Benefits to Remodeling Your Basement
Converting an unfinished basement into a finished space is usually considered a home addition since it adds usable space. Finishing a basement is an excellent way to add livable square footage to your home and boost your property value in one project.
All types of Home Additions generally result in a good return on investment, and given that a basement remodel doesn’t typically involve adding or removing exterior walls or other major structural changes, you can often spend less and still reap the same benefits as you would with other types of additions. In fact, HomeAdvisor estimates homeowners may enjoy a return on investment of up to 75% for refinishing a basement.
But the benefits of a basement remodel aren’t just financial. It’s also a great way to add a totally unique and somewhat separate space in your home. From cozy, quiet home offices, to luxurious media rooms, to home gyms and spas, your options are just about endless.
Basement Remodel Ideas
The right kind of basement remodel for you depends on your existing home’s layout and design, your family’s specific needs, and your unique preferences and goals. When you’re considering a big remodel project, it’s good to start by browsing ideas with a vision board where you can collect the designs, layouts, color schemes, furniture, and decor you love as you start to envision your perfect finished space.
Here are a few of our favorite basement remodel ideas to get you inspired:
Private Guest Suite
Spacious Media/Game Room
Cozy Family Room
Spacious Laundry Room
Quiet Home Office
Many people choose to use an extra bedroom for their office space, but why not free up that extra room and renovate your basement to act as your home office. Basements are great home offices because they’re usually relatively large and have ample wall space for built-in shelving, cabinets, or bookcases to keep you organized. Choose rich wood paneling and built-ins for a traditional study-style office, or paint the walls white and add greenery to make the space feel lighter and brighter.
Nothing beats inviting friends over and heading downstairs to watch the game at your very own bar! The sky’s the limit when it comes to basement bar designs. From wine cellars with a few tables and chairs added, to totally kitted-out rooms designed to look like real sports bars, to home theaters with a small bar area at the back, these spaces couldn’t be better for entertaining.
Cute Play Room or Craft Room
Awesome Home Theater
Add Square Feet and Home Equity With a Basement Remodel
There’s no shortage of beautiful, unique basement remodel ideas. Whether your basement is finished or unfinished, renovating your space into a functional part of your home that serves a specific purpose is a great investment and gives you more usable space.
At L. Evans Design Group, we take the time to ensure we truly understand your needs, preferences, and goals. Then, we work with you to transform your initial ideas into a well-crafted design plan, and finally a beautiful real-life space. If you’re inspired by one of the ideas in this article or have an idea of your own, we’re excited to work with you to design and build a basement that works for your home and your family’s lifestyle.