A boring basement, like any other room in your home, is a waste of space. And in any home, space and how you use it is important.
A basement is often the most under-used area in the house where junk is collected and quickly forgotten. Think about it. If you have a boring basement, what do you use it for?
Chances are, it’s a convenient place to store your clutter; a place you rarely venture into, because why should you? It’s dark, dingy, and possibly a little damp!
Well, perhaps it’s time to think again about your boring basement and how it can be more exciting. Home renovations are all the rage. Converting your basement into something other than a rubbish dump will help you get one step closer to your dream home.
It will likely be hard work, but once completed, you will be rewarded by the extra space you have created. The only question you need to ask yourself is this. What should I transform my boring basement into?
Well, I have some ideas about that… of course I do, right.
Boring Basement? Not With A Place for Adults
Why should kids have all the fun? If your children have taken over your living room, then consider turning the basement into an area that is for ADULTS ONLY.
Now, we aren’t talking about fifty shades of seediness here, but rather a place where you and your friends can relax, have a little fun, and a bit of quiet time away from the kids.
So, where to start? A bar is always a good idea, especially if you want to entertain guests occasionally. Stock it up with your favorite drinks, and have a look at these Barware & More glass decanters that will really get your guests talking.
Then think of other ways you can entertain your guests. Perhaps a poker table for the occasional poker night. Or maybe a home cinema for movie nights. Even board games can be hugely fun shared with a few friends.
The choice is yours, so think of the things you and your friends enjoy, and transform the basement accordingly.
Boring Basement? Not With A Giant Playroom
Again, we aren’t only talking about the kids, though the playroom could be set up for all ages. Depending on the size of your basement, you could have an area that is stocked with your children’s toys and another area that has games equipment that suits all ages.
This might include table tennis, foosball, snooker, video games, etc. We all need to let off steam occasionally, so this space will be great for family tournaments, games nights, and indoor sports with your friends.
The other thing about a basement is that it’s usually mostly underground making it quite insulated. So your neighbours are unlikely to complain about excess noise.
Boring Basement? Not With A Hobby Area
You may not have the space or the quiet to carry out your hobbies in the rest of the house, so a quiet area may be just what you need. You may be a keen painter and need a place to house your easel. You might even turn the space into your own private art gallery.
Or maybe you enjoy writing, so a home office would be perfect for your leisure time, as well as your career. We all need to do more exercise, so you might consider converting the space into a home gym, cutting out those trips to the local leisure center with their exorbitant prices.
The space is yours, so let it reflect your tastes, and turn it into a place that will inspire your creative juices, and enhance your favorite passions.
Boring Basement? Not When It’s Totally Over To You
They were just a few ideas, but the choice is yours. If you have already converted your basement, let us know what you did, and amaze our readers with your creativity.
Header image of a London basement kitchen, designed by Casey & Fox.
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