3 Remodeling Ideas For Your Basement

Your basement provides you with extra living space, but if you just have one large open room, it may not be as useful as it could potentially be. A basement remodel can provide you with extra bedrooms, storage space, or extra entertainment areas for you and your family. If you are going to be remodeling your basement, there are a few remodeling ideas you may not have considered, but you should. Read on for some helpful tips.

1. Add Rooms

Don't just throw up some drywall in your basement and make one large room, take your time and plan out some rooms in your basement instead. It may cost you extra to divide up the space, but it can add extra living space, especially if you have windows added as well. It can add value to your home as well. The extra cost will be worth it when it comes time to sell your home.

2. Leave The Ceiling Open

Give your ceiling an open concept feel, rather than installing a drop ceiling, which can make your basement feel closed in or small. Instead, have the ceiling open and paint everything on the ceiling just one color to add height to it and to give it an industrial feel as well. If you aren't a fan of an open ceiling, consider adding paneling to the ceiling, rather than a drop ceiling so it still has a clean and open feeling.

3. Add Extra Storage Space

Most basements are used for storage, so don't neglect this item on your checklist. You'll want to still have storage space in your basement, so whether it's large closets, or space beneath the stairway for storage, be sure you have this addition added into your basement as well. You can store those belongings you don't use every day and keep them out of sight and out of the way. If you have a large space to work with, you can add a walk-in closet just for storage.

If you are planning on remodeling your basement, don't just refinish the room as one large space. Make it a living space or entertainment space and add value to your home with the extra cost of remodeling. Talk to your basement remodeling contractor about what other things you can do with your space.  If you have more questions or need more information, schedule a consultation with a contractor in your area.