Have you ever had an unfinished basement, and just couldn’t put your finger on what to do with it? Basements can be finished and decorated to suit any style or taste, or to serve any purpose!
There are so many options available; from creating a man cave to using it as a playroom for your kids. It just takes a little creativity to make the basement a place you enjoy spending time!
Gemcraft Homes has experience creating usable basements for our homeowners. So if you want to transform your unfinished space into something functional — read on!
Home Theater Basement
If your family loves movies or TV, then what better place than the basement? A home theater in the basement is a brilliant use of the space, especially since many movie theaters shut their doors last year and may never reopen.
Your family will love having a dedicated space to watch movies, play video games, listen to music, or just hang out!
Even better? Add a popcorn machine and some extra cozy theater seating and this could be one of your most popular spaces in the house!
Man Cave Basement
A man cave in the basement is a great way to escape and play some poker with the guys once in a while. It’s also a great area for those who love sports; with TVs and game tables galore!
Add some personal touches like team memorabilia or even an old-school arcade machine, and you’ll have yourself one cool hangout spot right inside of home sweet home.
Ultimate Playroom Basement
The perfect space for kids and parents alike; the ultimate playroom can be anything you want it to be!
Maybe it’s a dance studio with an iPod hookup? Maybe it’s a cozy reading nook? You could even set up craft stations so your little ones have plenty of options when they’re in need of a creative outlet!
Whatever ideas you come up with, this space is bound to keep your kiddos entertained (and out from underfoot!).
Home Office Basement
With many people working from home this past year, offices are officially a staple of the home. The basement is the perfect workspace because you’re removed from the distractions of the rest of the house.
Just make sure that you have good shelving, file cabinets, or book cases to keep all your paperwork well-organized. It’s much easier to focus in a tidy room!
You might even consider setting up an exercise area right off of this work haven. Once your work day is done, you can get started on unwinding. Exercise will help clear away any mental clutter while giving you energy for tomorrow’s tasks.
Or, if you consider yourself a gym rat, turn your basement into a full-blown workout studio. Take your color palette and styling cues from your favorite gym and skip the membership fees altogether!
Basements are often considered a dark, damp space, but this doesn’t have to be the case! The basement of your next Gemcraft Home can include finished floors and walls with access to natural light from windows or skylights.
Our team is dedicated to designing a home that fits your needs, so let us know if you’re interested in adding more living space into your favorite floor plan; either through a flex room or by finishing off the unused area underfoot.
We’ll work with you every step of the way. Contact us about how our floor plans could fit your life better than any house before!