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Imagine Your Perfect Escape – Just Downstairs

If you have been thinking about completing your unfinished basement, you’ll be happy to learn that the return on investment can be up to 69% – which means that having a finished basement is not only great for providing more space for your family or for entertaining, but also increasing your home’s value.

Here are some different options and ideas to inspire your basement transformation:

Double the Living Space

Your basement can offer the perfect opportunity to have two separate areas for your family to relax or have fun – kids can play and watch movies in the basement, while adults can enjoy the living room upstairs.

Also, your basement can be remodeled in the way that it provides two separate rooms – a great idea especially if you have children of different gender of age group.  One lower cost idea would be to have sliding barn doors in your basement to create separate rooms without having to build a complete wall.  Plus, a sliding door gives you the ability to instantly make your basement larger when entertaining!

Add A Playroom

If your little ones would enjoy having a real playroom, consider turning your basement into something fun and extraordinary – stairs can turn into a slide, an ordinary wall can become a rock-climbing wall, the floor can become a bouncy playground!  Plus, you can have built-in shelves to have dozens of games or toys well organized.

Add a Home Theater

If you and your family love watching movies, your basement, with that perfect vibe and atmosphere of dark spaces, can be an ideal place for a home theater.  Invest in raising the floor and add rows of recliners, install recessed fixtures with soft, dimmable lighting, and if your budget permits – replace your TV for a projector and screen.

Add a Bar/Wine Cellar

Adding a bar is a fantastic idea for If you love entertaining, upgrade your basement and turn it into an awesome bar with a built-in fridge, countertop beer tap, fun lights, good music, and, of course – lots of different drinks and snacks!  Opt for a built-in counter up against the wall to keep the space open, or a wet bar as the main spot to socialize with wrap-around counters and cool bar stools.

If you’re a wine enthusiast and connoisseur, show off your wonderful collection in your dream wine cellar.  Transforming your basement into a personalized space for your wine will need shelves or racks, a proper air system, and insulation, but imagine the joy and pride once it’s done! 

Add a Home Gym/Mini Wellness Center

Need a space to support your wellbeing?  Your basement provides plenty of space to tailor to your needs and desires.  You can create a place to work-out with multiple floor types to divide up workout stations, such as wood floors for yoga and rubber mats to protect the ground from heavy workout equipment.  Also, how about that sauna you’ve been dreaming of, or a Zen-like space where you can relax and meditate!

Add a Laundry Room/Linen Area

Having a designated area with plenty of room for clothes, sports gear, and linens can be such a blessing and make your bedrooms and hallway closets tidier.  With concrete or tile floors for easy cleanup, proper ventilation, energy-efficient washer and dryer, and plenty of tall storage cabinets to store clothes, detergents, ironing board, etc. – you’ll be happy you’ve created a spacious laundry room away from your living and sleeping quarters.

Add a Bedroom or Apartment

If you have a teen who’s tired of sharing a bedroom with a younger sibling, or family members often staying over – turning your basement into a bedroom will provide the space, privacy, and comfort they need.  Whenever possible, make sure to add a bathroom.

Your spacious basement can actually become your downstairs apartment suite that can be rented out, or for your college kids to stay in between living arrangements and jobs.  All it needs is a kitchenette with updated appliances and an island, a lounging area with a couch/sofa, a half wall or barn door to separate a bedroom, and a bathroom.

From creating the ultimate space for fun and relaxation to maximizing square footage, there’s a myriad of basement remodeling options and possibilities for a basement renovation.

As one of the most reputable basement finishing companies, Harbor Stone Construction Company can turn an unfinished basement into a comfortable living space, an office, a gym, a craft room, a space for the children to play, and so much more.

Call us now – don’t lose out on valuable and enjoyable living space – we can make your remodeling dream a reality.

Harbor Stone is a locally owned company providing General Contracting Services in Chester County PA and Greater Philadelphia, and we pride ourselves on reasonable rates and commitment to excellence and quality.