It seems like an exciting idea to utilize the available space and turn it into something fun and useful. Your basement if done correctly could be an adventure waiting to happen. Remodeling an area or a part of the house can add value to the property. But apart from the real estate and financial reasons, it could make living easier and pleasant without costing a lot of money. It doesn’t have to be a huge project that’ll burn a hope in your bank account. If you are practical, have an eye for design and are not afraid of organizing your mess, you can easily turn an ugly basement into a usable unit.
Consider your budget and the use you want to make of this place. You can turn your basement into an extra-bedroom, a living room, an office, a recreation area, or just a storage room. The options are limitless and the decision is up to you.
The basement already has walls, ceilings and a floor. All you need to do is add a touch of life to make living possible. Divide this basement-remodeling project into smaller, simpler units and take them up individually. Decide what you want the place to look like. Study every section carefully and assign the suitable fixtures to brighten it up. Choose the lighting according to your needs, design the bathroom space, cabinets, cupboard, racks, etc based on your requirements.
Think about the kind of floor or walls you want. Many economical and standard options are available for you to choose from. Pick a color-scheme and decorate the space to make it livelier and suitable to your whole personality. You can go overboard and hire professionals or you can research and do it yourself and save a lot of money.
Consider the cost of electrical fittings and plumbing units. Spare no expense while doing it because this is a safety issue and it is better to be safe than sorry. So, get professional help. It is necessary and mostly inexpensive but very profitable in the long run.
Don’t leave any unwanted junk lying around. Work on the painting, wallpapers, tiles, carpets, etc and get innovative with it. It won’t cost you much and it will be great fun indeed. Many workshops are available where you can learn to do this and much more.
Call in an expert and make sure there is no possibility of any water-leakages or short-circuits.
If you choose to turn it into a workshop or a storage space, there is hardly any need for extravagance. But if an office, a bedroom or a children’s playroom is what you have in mind; you have to install windows for comfort as well as safety.