If you are thinking of remodeling or finally getting around to doing something with your existing basement, there are a multitude of basement design ideas.
Some fun basement design ideas for a finished basement include: an entertainment room, workout room, a guest room or maybe an extra kid’s room, an extra bathroom, a wet bar, an office, storage space or even a workshop of some kind.
Make a bold statement in your basement with vivid coloring from furniture, wall, draperies and even pictures. It will enhance the darkness of the basement as will great and unique lighting choices.
Instead of carpeting, think of using unique rugs to add variety and class to the mix. This can be an easy fix if you end up with water damage in the basement since you won’t have to worry about carpet. You can simply take the rugs up and clean them.
If you are remodeling your basement there are some steps to avoid when you plan your basement design ideas:
1. Do It Yourself or hire a contractor?
2. Consider the overall layout of your space.
3. Complete the entire job.
4. Consider your house style and carry through to the basement.
5. Determine the cost of what needs to be done.
If you take these into consideration then you have taken a step in the right direction and are ready to start with your basement design ideas.
One major item to be aware of and must always be considered is basement waterproofing and mold. Mold is a major issue especially in sheetrock and can wreak havoc in your basement and life.
Because basements or concrete slabs are large sources of moisture they draw moisture inside. This can produce a mold nightmare as well as damp floors and mildew smells. It can also affect the sales price of your home when you want to sell it, as much as up to 25%.
One solution is dehumidifiers. They condense water in the air and need to be emptied daily. Another more effective idea is electric floor heating. You can also deep seal your concrete in the basement or slab in RadonSeal.
As you have seen your basement design ideas can be creative, useful, entertaining or can be used to add space to your existing house. Whichever way you choose to go in using your basement it can be a relaxing addition to your home.