Home renovations of all kinds have been on the rise this year. As many Americans are in their homes much more as a result of the pandemic, they also are focusing on all the things that could be improved.
While there are many property improvements that can be made, basement remodeling is undoubtedly one of the most popular. Basement remodels can add a significant amount of usable space to your home, and basement finishing is often highly desirable to buyers. In fact, Home Advisor estimates that the average basement remodel can offer up to a 70% return on investment.
So it’s no wonder that basement renovations may be on your to-do list in 2021. But which basement remodeling trends should you consider when working with Kentucky remodelers? Let’s take a look at some of the features that will continue to be in-demand as we head into the new year.
Home Theaters Make Entertainment Easy
Many movie theaters and large entertainment venues remain closed, but you can create your own comfortable and luxurious space to watch your favorite films and TV shows with a home theater in your basement. A step up from a traditional TV room, a home theater may feature plush seats, surround sound, and a state-of-the-art projection screen. While this project will represent a financial investment, the final result is something many homeowners have dreamed about having for years. You can easily grab the popcorn and pop in the latest flick without ever stepping foot outside your home.
In-Law Suites Rival Assisted Living
Many older people would prefer to age in place. They’d like to remain in their homes as they age instead of relocating to an independent living facility or nursing home. While that’s not possible in every situation, homeowners are starting to think ahead for the comfort of their loved ones (or even for themselves). A basement remodel that features an in-law suite can add value to the home, as having an additional bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living space will present a lot of property possibilities. What’s more, you can welcome friends and family to stay — whether for a weekend or for the foreseeable future — while still maintaining a sense of privacy and independence for everyone. In-law suites can present a viable alternative to senior housing.
Home Gyms Allow Occupants to Stay Healthy
Most gyms and health clubs have now reopened, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is using their memberships. Many homeowners are choosing to incorporate gym setups into their basement remodeling projects. Basements provide the open space necessary for all kinds of gym equipment, which means you’ll have total control over your workout and the maintenance of your machines. You can also save quite a bit of time when all you have to do is walk downstairs to fit in your physical activity for the day. With a home gym, you can continue prioritizing your health no matter what happens.
Bring the Bar to You with a Basement Brewery
Most bars and restaurants are operating in some capacity, but gathering in large groups is not always an option. An at-home brewery allows you to make and enjoy your own beverages with people in your immediate circle. In this controlled environment, you can enjoy socializing and even learn a new hobby. As a bonus, you won’t have to pay your tab at the end of the night!
Basement renovations continue to be a popular choice for many homeowners. And as we head into 2021, we expect to see more design features that focus on staying home in a way that’s anything but boring. For more information, please contact us today.