Basements are the most versatile areas of the home because you can tailor the space to fit any need you have. It’s an excellent way to add value to any home and increase the usable square footage of your home without undergoing the process of building an addition onto your home. No matter the project you decide upon, installing additional electrical outlets, plumbing, and waterproofing are very important areas to begin with.
Transform Your Basement Into Useful & Comfortable Space
Creating a space to workout is one of the simplest transformations in basement areas. A major issue with home gyms in the basement is poor ventilation and waterproofing. Having moisture in your basement with poor ventilation will breed mold and mildew. This can be a major health hazard because when exercising you will be breathing heavily. Adding a padded flooring or workout mat is also very important because concrete has been known to induce foot and ankle injuries. Mounting mirrors on the walls and using brightly colored paints can help make the room brighter and make your workout area seem larger.
Many homeowners spend a lot of time and money selecting a great tv and sound system for their basements but take little time to consider the design and furniture to accommodate the electronic equipment. Make sure to select or build furniture that will hold the wires necessary for the electronic equipment. Dangling wires are not only unattractive, they can also be a fire hazard. Ventilation systems are also very important for home theaters in the basement. Electronic equipment can overheat and will be permanently damaged without proper ventilation.
New home theater systems are proof that times have changed. It wasn’t long ago when the idea of a home theater system was laughable, with small TV panel sizes and poor display resolution. Nowadays, however, creating one is within reach thanks to advancements in technology like large screen TVs and high-quality sound equipment.
123 Remodeling specialists will help you find the best equipment for home theater and install it for stunning visual quality and audio effects.
Basements are usually wide-open areas that have a lot of square footage, making them perfect for game rooms and children’s playrooms. It’s a great way for children to run and play around in a main area of the home without adding clutter to the living room. A carpeted or padded flooring will provide safety from falling. Recessed lighting is a great addition to a children’s play area, making the room brighter and reducing the risk of breakage because the lights are not hanging from the ceiling, they are protected because they are housed inside the ceiling. Another great idea is adding covers to electrical outlets, especially with younger children.
Any basement can be transformed into a bar with anything from a simple bar area with a refrigerator to something more elaborate with running water, a wine fridge, dishwasher, and microwave. Lighting is one of the most important parts of a home bar. The mood and overall atmosphere will be affected by the lighting you choose to install.
A climate-controlled wine cellar can also be installed in confined spaces, making a great addition to any bar, without taking up valuable space.