Unlike other areas of the home, basements are not limited to one specific purpose; where bedrooms are for sleeping, bathrooms are for washing, and kitchens are for cooking, a basement can be just about anything you can imagine. With such a versatile area, you’ll have a lot of options when you step up to the plate. Picking the right use for your basement is sure to up your average and bring you and your family plenty of enjoyment, but beware: poor planning can send you back to the dugout in a hurry.
Basement Bars: Consistency Pays Off
Some players, while not known for hitting the ball out of the park, are prized nonetheless because of their extraordinary ability to get on base with consistency. When it comes to basement remodels, bars might not be the most extravagant option, but their mass appeal makes them a hit for a large percent of the population. Once sufficiently waterproofed and adorned with decorations that will not only look good, but will give the space a sense of individuality, basement bars often become favorite places to entertain as well as relax alone. Add a pool table, pinball machine, or a big screen TV into the mix and you’ve got a private hot spot that your friends and family will be happy to occupy during the big game. (For those wine enthusiasts out there, a basement is a great place to store a serious collection because it is so easy to keep it at a consistent temperature; you can even compliment your new wine cellar with a tasting room to make it even more enjoyable!)
Doubles and Triples: Basement Remodeling for Multiple Functions
You know what they say about putting all your eggs in one basket! By making sure that your basement isn’t a one-hit-wonder, the likelihood that your investment will be well used quickly multiplies. Creating a place where you can gather with friends and family as well as practice some putting or house a visitor from out of town will score you some points in a big way. Adding soundproofing to your basement can expand its uses without limiting its appearance. Soundproofed basements are great for practicing bands, operating power tools, and many other loud activities, but function just as well for a night of cards or board games.