by Sharon Penn
Imagine remodeling your basement, upgrading your amenities and adding more space to your home to make your lifestyle more luxurious and convenient. For some, that means creating a high-tech home theater or a private workout space, while others envision an executive home office or a man cave away from the noise of family activities. If you are fortunate enough to have a basement, you can customize your space to fulfill your dreams.
While basement remodeling is a home improvement investment, the good news is that you will make your home more appealing and you can expect to recoup an average of 70% when you sell. AC Remodeling, an experienced and reputable Gaithersburg basement remodeling company with an in-house design team, can help you plan your project and make your ideas come to life.
Here are some ideas for basement remodeling that are trending right now:
1. A High Tech Home Theater
Dramatic lighting and motion seating can add to the ambiance of a high tech basement home theater. The space should be dark enough to enjoy the latest film or take a trip down memory lane with a favorite old movie. Your mini theater can have tiered seating or an L- or a U-shaped sectional. If you include a bar, a long narrow console table facing the screen can provide additional seating. Home automation systems will give you one-touch electronic, lighting and climate control.
2. A Separate Home Office
Now that many of us are working remotely, balancing your laptop while you sit in the living room is not really a good solution long term. Your basement is ideal as a dedicated home office space away from the main living area upstairs with everything you need to get things done. Whether you need a large executive style desk with room for multiple computer screens or a long narrow quartz surface to accommodate several family members, remember that lighting and ergonomics are important factors in your home office.
3. A Family-Friendly Playroom
For families with young children, an inviting basement playroom is a great way to give the kids their own space while keeping the upstairs living areas neat. Include storage shelves and bins, a reading corner and a craft area. Depending on your children’s interests, you might want to include a stage, electronic game capability and a dress-up closet. Make sure to leave some open space for physical activity.
4. A Convenient Gym
Keep away from crowded gyms and work out in the privacy of your own home with a convenient basement gym. There is no need to dedicate the entire basement space. Just choose the right equipment so it will fit in the space allotted without unnecessary clutter. Make sure to allow for appropriate ventilation and position power outlets near electrical equipment to avoid tripping over wires while working out.
5. An Inviting Man Cave
The man of the house deserves a place to hang out with the guys and watch the game without fighting for the remote. A perfect man cave can have hidden wiring and cables for Internet, cable and satellite service as well as surround sound and capability for gaming electronic devices. You will probably want to include a wall mounted oversized flat screen TV, a comfortable seating area, a built-in bar and a poker or pool table.
Creating your Custom Remodeled Basement
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What are you planning for your basement this summer?
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