When you look at your basement, do you see the cramp, dark, storage part of your home? Or do you see the potential in it? The home theatre/game room, or the workshop. With the right planning and imagination, you can make your unfinished basement into just about anything you want. But, where to begin? That’s where we come in. Let’s take a look at where to begin with basement renovations.
Like with any renovation, it’s best to start with a plan. Even if you’re not familiar with home planning software, sitting down with pen and paper and drawing out your ideas can help you sort out what can work and what may not. Consider things like windows, where the stairs are, and even where you might want to store snacks and drinks if you’re making a home theatre are all things to keep in mind.
After plans are in place, it’s time to repair the existing space. You want to avoid having to redo any work as much as possible. There are few worse feelings than having to refinish a finished basement because of previous damage. Have your contractor do the inspection now to avoid heartbreak later.
Whether you plan to use your basement as a home theatre, a gaming room, a home studio, or a workshop, there are two things you shouldn’t shy away from; soundproofing, and lighting. Soundproofing your basement means that what you’re doing in the basement won’t disturb the rest of the house which means you can finally watch your favourite action flick with the sound all the way up. And remember that your basement likely only has a few windows, so the right lighting, and the right *amount* of lighting, can make a world of difference, especially if you’re using the space for crafting or building.
Do you have questions about renovating your basement? Let us know! We’d love to help you reimagine your space!