An unfinished basement can be an amazing blank canvas that gives your family all the things that your other floors can’t. And while most basement renos cost on average between $6,500 to $18,500, the return on investment can be up to 69%. The question becomes “What should I renovate?” We’ve got some ideas.
A Second Living Room. Turning your basement into a cozy spot to relax gives` your family more space. Use it as a games room, a rec room, or a spot for the kids and their things!
Another Bedroom. If your kids are currently sharing a bedroom, turning basement space into sleeping quarters can definitely help alleviate some tension as they get older. Also, the benefit of having extra sleeping space can always come in handy when friends and family are in town, or if Dad snores too much.
Home Gym. If you’re an exercise junkie but making your way to the local gym has gotten old, turning your unfinished basement into your workout spot can pay huge dividends! Since you’re starting from scratch, you can use different flooring types for different stations, put in that sauna you’ve always wanted, and even install a tv with a surround system for OnDemand workouts!
Home Theatre. We know this is one that has definitely been done a handful of times, but with the way that home theatre systems have decreased in price and increased in quality, you can easily outfit yourself with an amazing setup. Take it a step further and raise up some of the floor and add a row of recliners and give yourself the real theatre experience.
Laundry. Obviously, this won’t take up your entire basement, but since you’re down there making changes anyway, why not give yourself a dedicated space for your washer and dryer set.