Have you been wanting to finish the basement in your home? You have more than enough unused space down there to create a much-needed office, guest bedroom, additional bathroom, and more. If you want to create the ultimate basement in your Kane County home, you’ll want to consider these four questions before you get started:
How Do You Want to Use Your Unfinished Basement Space?
Before you can begin to design and turn your basement into useable space, you first have to decide how you are going to use the space. Sometimes this can be the hardest part, especially if you have several members in your family who want “first dibs” on it. The alternative is dividing that space into several different spaces so everyone gets what they want. And that’s relatively easy to do. Either way, we can help you with all the details and planning for whatever you decide.
How Do You Envision the Design?
Your basement remodel can be designed to include a variety of spaces including:
- Extra bedroom
- Additional bathroom
- Kitchen for entertaining
- Home office for working remotely or due to social distancing
- Homeschooling space
- Home gym
- Crafts room
- Hobby room
- Game room
- Home theater
- Or anything else your heart desires
How Will Your New Space Function?
➣ Using your new basement as an extra living space for your live-in or visiting in-laws, older kids, or guests. Your new basement can be built to include one or more bedrooms and bathrooms, with full closets and the works.
➣ Using your new basement as a theater for watching movies with your family. A quiet space with plenty of room for a big-screen TV, surround sound, and comfy reclining chairs. And the best part is your new home theater sure beats paying to sit in a crowded, cramped traditional theater where you can’t even pause the movie to make a bathroom/kitchen run.
➣ Using your new basement to entertain guests. A space that can be built to accommodate pool tables, dance floor, a bar, tiki lounge, etc.
➣ Using your new basement as a man-cave or adult zone. A place you can customize and have built to meet your specific needs. A space that will give you the privacy needed to enjoy a little “me” time.
➣ Using your new basement for a remote home office or homeschooling area. If you work from home or home school your kids, a dedicated space could make all the difference in the world to your productivity and/or how well your kids do in their new home school environment.
Do You Want or Need Any Special Features?
Once you have decided on how you want to use your unfinished basement space, think about any special features you would like to have added.
- Would you like a fireplace?
- How about a dedicated bar and some entertainment features?
- Or perhaps an kitchenette for entertaining and serving refreshments?
- You could also opt for a home theater. That sounds pretty great too, doesn’t it?
There are so many things you can do with an unfinished basement. Regardless of whether you do or don’t know what to do with that space, we can help guide you. With the use of our 3-D design software, you can actually see what your new space will look like before we begin construction. This will prevent you from having to pay for any changes once your remodel has been started. If you would like to learn more about remodeling your Kane County basement, please contact us today.