Basement conversions are among the most popular home improvement projects of 2020 and 2021. Quote requests increased significantly for basement remodeling projects in the last year in light of the global pandemic. Plus, basement renovations pack an impressive return on investment (ROI) ranging from 70% to 84%.
If you want to add more functional space to your home and improve its resale value, draw your inspiration from these basement remodel ideas.
Convert Your Basement into an Apartment
When it comes to home improvements, you may be tempted to swap out old appliances in the kitchen or remodel your bathroom and call it a day. Remodeling your basement opens up significantly more potential. In fact, some of the most popular and creative basement renovations may involve a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom — or converting your unfinished basement into a fully functional apartment.
Allow your college-aged child to take advantage of the space, or use it to give an aging parent privacy and independence while living in your home.
Sweat It Out
The vast majority of homeowners have one thing in common: ultimately, just about all of us want to be healthier. Having an at-home gym can work wonders for our health and fitness goals.
At times, the commute to the gym can be enough to stop us from going. Convert your basement into a gym, and you will be able to fit in workouts on your schedule, even when you only have 15 or 20 minutes at a time. If you choose to convert your basement into a gym, make certain it has adequate heating and cooling to make it comfortable year-round.
Make It a Space to Entertain
Just about all U.S. homes — 85% date back to 1980 or earlier — need a little TLC. With the right frame of mind, renovating your basement can be about so much more than simply replacing outdated features or giving your home a makeover. With the right approach, a finished basement can be the perfect place to entertain.
Truly transform your basement by converting it to an at-home theater, bar, or wine cellar. The basement naturally lends itself to these entertaining spaces. After all, dim lighting is often well-suited for at-home theaters and wine cellars.
Add a bathroom or remodel your bathroom in the basement to make the space as accommodating as possible.
Spruce up your home. Get creative with your basement remodel. Get started with these ideas.