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Great Basement Renovation Ideas That Reflect You and Your Family

Great Basement Renovation Ideas That Reflect You and Your Family

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May 8, 2007

Your home is a reflection of your family. This idea shouldn't end at the entrance to your basement. Perhaps more than any other room in your home, your basement is where your family can highlight their interests and hobbies. Using the space to accommodate your growing and changing family needs is another great idea. Whatever the reason you decide to start renovating your basement, be sure that your final design incorporates what's important to you and your family, so that you'll ensure the space will be used to its fullest extent.

If you're looking for great basement renovation ideas, you need to look no further than your own creativity, imagination, and lifestyle.  Having a basement in your home is a huge benefit that allows you an incredible amount of flexibility and choice when it comes to deciding how to finish the space and make it available for general use.  There are hundreds of design variations to reflect on when planning your basement remodeling project, so we have collected just a few of them for your consideration.

Play, Learn, and Live in Your Basement

The best renovation ideas take into account what you want from your time at home. If you're an avid fitness buff, you may want to incorporate space for a treadmill, elliptical machine, and other workout equipment. If you like arts and crafts, why not add a storage unity for all your supplies and a table where you can leave unfinished projects without having to constantly clean up. You can also design a study corner where kids can count on a quite, productive place to do homework and school projects without any distractions.

Another great way to renovate your basement is to turn it into a game room.  Fill it with a pool table, ping pong table, pinball machine, foosball table, darts, karaoke machine, or anything else that strikes your fancy.  Have you always wanted your own jukebox filled with your own favorite songs?  Then a basement game room is a great place to put one.  Pick a favorite theme for your game room and decorate it to match.  For instance, you might focus on sports that you especially love such as football, baseball, or basketball.  Use your imagination and creativity and you just might surprise yourself with how many great basement renovation ideas come to mind.

Accommodating Basement Design for Your Family

Unused basement space is also perfect for catering to your family's changing needs. For instance, if you have children and need an extra bedroom, bathroom, or play area, you can remodel the basement for these purposes.  Creating a bedroom area for your teenager that is modern, attractive, and gives him or her much needed space to personalize and make theirs, is also a great idea. Not to mention it's a great way to give them a little more privacy.

When designing a space for younger children to play in, your remodel could include brightly painted walls, sturdy carpeting, storage for toys and games, and plenty of space for creative play.  Another great idea for a playroom is to apply special paint to a particular area or wall so that the surface can be used as a chalkboard.  You can even let your kids help with painting a playroom, giving them each a space marked off as their own where they can paint their own picture or decoration.

Get Started On Your Basement Remodel Today!

Whether you decide to finish your basement, or start a completely different home improvement project, you'll be glad you made an investment in your home. To find local contractors, or learn more about any of these remodeling projects check out our other resources.

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