Turn Your Basement Into A Living Area

Posted on: 23 February 2015

If you have a basement, consider yourself very lucky, as there are so many things you can do with the extra space. One consideration is to turn it into a totally new living area for older children, or you could rent it out. Here are some steps you can take to make it work well.

What Kind Of Sleeping Accommodations Do You Want? Will the basement be used only for one person, for a couple, or for a family? If there will be only one person living in your basement, you can have a wonderful time working with a large space. You don't even have to make real walls!

  • Consider using fabric, even sheets, to section off the bedroom area.
  • For a girl, an all-white room with white eyelet sheets is not only beautiful, but you will be able to use lots of accent colors for drama. A sheet for a mock ceiling is a darling touch.
  • Red or blue denim fabric would be perfect for a guy's room.
  • Off course, if you do want permanent walls, this will give greater privacy to everybody who is in the basement, whether they are sleeping or watching television.

What Will You Do With The Remaining Space? Consider what the inhabitants of the basement will want in their living quarters.

  • A living room or family room can easily double as an entertainment center. Consider having a futon or a sleeper sofa in the room for additional guests.
  • A basement is the perfect place to set up a children's play area. You can even have a small indoor play set with a slippery slide and a swing. Consider having sleeping bags that can be rolled up during the day for additional space, and then pulled out at night for sleeping time.
  • If your basement is large enough, it would be a lot of fun to have an area for a pool table or a ping pong table. Think of how great it would be to let kids play in the safety of your basement while adults visit upstairs!
  • Of course, you'll need to be sure that plumbing is all set for the addition of a basement bathroom. 

How Can You Utilize Every Bit Of Space? Put your imagination to work!

  • Use walls for games like pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey or a dart board.
  • Another consideration is to have floor-to-ceiling shelves for a book and game collection.
  • Consider adding cabinets with doors on them to store fabric and craft supplies.
  • A very fun touch is to have a message wall. One idea is to cover the wall with cork board.

Congratulations on creating a great living area in your basement. Talk to experts like Property Service Agency LLC for more information.