When moving to a new home, having a finished basement can be a real selling point. Of course, then you must decide what to do with the extra space. This can be especially difficult if you have multiple people with multiple different interests! You can always section off different areas and spaces for different activities, or create one big area for everyone. In Boston, where space is highly valuable and quite expensive, a great basement can be a huge plus in quality of life! Read below for our tips on different fun ideas for your basement!
1. Basement Entertainment Room
If you want an extra room to spend time with family and friends, an entertainment room is a great idea. You can section off an area for a home “movie theater”—a TV, couch and popcorn machine is a good start. Put a shelving unit in with board games. This is a great way to keep organized and know where everything is. As TV’s get larger, thinner and more affordable, setting up an entertainment room is getting easier and cheaper than ever!
2. Office Space
If you need a dedicated workspace in your Boston home, then transforming your basement into an office is a smart investment. The work-from-home trend has become increasingly popular. That means more and more homeowners are turning extra space in their home into usable office space. All you need is a quiet area that is separated from busy parts of your home.
That’s a heck of a lot better than the option of working on the dining room table or in a corner of your kitchen. If you’ve ever tried that, then you know how distracting it can be. That’s why converting a basement into a home office has become an increasingly popular home improvement project.
3. Walk-In Closet of Your Dreams
Many people who own a Boston home would love to have a walk-in closet in order to fit their entire wardrobes in one easy-to-access place. However, most of the properties in the area were constructed before this became a popular and sought-after trend. If you…