3 Room Ideas For Your Basement
If your basement is still unfinished, it’s an extra floor for your house that’s just waiting to happen. With all the most important rooms in the house already built on the main floor or floors, finishing your basement gives you the opportunity to add a few rooms with less essential purposes. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- Guest Bedroom
It can be hard to tell sometimes how many people are going to be showing up at your place and how long they’re going to stay, especially if they’re related to you, which is why guest bedrooms exist. While your house may originally have had just enough bedrooms for the family, by expanding into the basement you can make room for more.
- Hobby Room
What’s your pleasure? Sewing? Building or collecting models? Woodcarving? Reading physical books? Whatever your preferred pastime is, with the added space of a basement you’ll no longer have to confine yourself to the corner of a room you use for other things. You’ll have enough space to really let loose and enough privacy to really concentrate – and if you don’t have a hobby like that, then building a room for one is a great way to start.
- Man (Or Woman) Cave
It can’t be a proper cave without being underground, after all. With a mini fridge full of your favorite poison, the comfiest couches on the market, an HDTV with surround sound, and a design style you picked out yourself, this home-within-your-home can be the perfect spot to host a boys (or girls) night in.
Still, before you hide those concrete walls away forever, you owe it to yourself and your new rooms to make sure the foundation floor and walls are in good condition, with every crack sealed and every precaution taken. It can be hard to sniff out mold from behind drywall if a leak forms later, and it’s a pain to knock down drywall to repair the damage and then put it back up again. So make sure you waterproof your basement before you begin building your subterranean paradise.