What To Do With Your Basement?

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What To Do With Your Basement?

Out of all the spaces in your home the basement is the one with the most potential.  Finishing your basement can almost double your living space.  No matter how you decide to finish your basement it usually costs half as much as adding an addition or dormer to the home. The structure is already there and plumbing  and electric are usually near by too which reduces the amount of work other trades will need to complete in your home.

Turning Your Basement Into a Playroom

The kids are sure to have lots of fun in their own safe environment full of toys and games. Parents are at ease knowing their children are playing safe, while containing all of the child toys to one out of sight area. No more scratches on the wood floors or dings on the walls and furniture throughout your home.  These rooms work great for young children who will enjoy this space safely with their friends.  As your child grows older they will appreciate the personal space that your modified basement provides.

Turning Your Basement Into a Home Office

One of the most common uses for a basement is for a home office. Do you work from home?  Transforming your basement into a home office can give you much needed private space to conduct work.  It may also provide certain tax advantages as well, because an office is considered a business expense (consult with your accountant).  Having a home office is also a great place to file and store important documents, have a computer or just somewhere that’s quiet and away from the normal chaos of  your everyday life.  Having an office in the basement can really be effective. Who knows you might find yourself  enjoying the peace and quiet a little to much!

Turning Your Basement Into a Family Room

Basements provide alot of space.  The basement is perfect for a family room where all can gather without being cramped together.  There will be plenty of room for the whole family to get together and watch movies or play games. Pool table? Hobbies? With the addition of a large egress window well to bathe the room in natural light and you’ll feel just like you were on the main floor of the house.

Turning Your Basement Into a Media Room

What better then a state of the art theater room to watch your favorite movies or shows. You can have your own big screen with surround sound all from the comfort of your own home.  No lines to wait on, traffic getting to the movies, someone kicking the back of your seat.  We have many ideas for homeowners wishing to turn their basement into an entertainment or media room.

Turning Your Basement Into a Suite or Apartment

If permitted by the town you might want to make that extra space into an apartment or basement suite. whether for a growing child or aging parents it can provide a family member a safe place to live while still having some privacy. Or you can rent it out and create some much needed income with a mortgage helper built into your home.

Adding or Remodeling a Basement Bathroom

Bathrooms become a little crowded in the morning especially if you’ve got a growing family or teenagers!  The basement is a great place to add a second bathroom or even a third if you’d like.  Bathrooms are usually easy to build into a basement because plumbing and electrical are usually always present.  You may already have a bathroom in the basement but it’s been neglected over the years and needs a makeover.

South Shore Remodeling is a full service home remodeling contractor in the Long Island area.  We specialize in basement finishing and basement remodeling projects.  Give us a call today and we’ll help you transform your basement into the space you’ve always wanted it to be!

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