Finishing your basement space is a great way to leverage unutilized (or underutilized) livable square footage that would have otherwise gone to waste. Some people will move in old furniture, maybe an old television, and turn the basement into a causal hangout. However, often the basement returns to a state of storage despite our attempts at creating a cozy living space.
Creating a more specialized, unique use for the space can help to discourage your family from discarding their unwanted items in this room out of convenience. Here are a couple of different and creative uses to make the most out of your finished basement space.
Turn your basement into the neighbourhood watering hole
For starters – and a direction that a lot of people go in – you can transform your finished basement into a neighbourhood watering hole, building out a bar and inviting all of your friends and neighbours over regularly to enjoy this “hotspot”.
With the rise of microbreweries, homeowners brewing their own beer has become more and more popular. You could finish your bar space with a brewing area, crafting your own flavours and varieties to share with the neighbours at your new bar!
Transform your finished basement into a luxury spa
If you would love nothing more than to come home, relax, and unwind like you’re at a spa or resort, but don’t think you have the space, you may want to take a closer at your finished basement.
You can set up some massage chairs, put in a hot tub or a soaking tub, and set up some cozy places to relax and unwind – try a chaise lounge or perhaps a chic, yet comfortable sitting area to enjoy the space on girls’ night!
Build the ultimate master suite
Nothing beats coming home to relax in the bedroom of your dreams, complete with your very own bathroom and walk-in closet. Picture this, but an entire floor of your home! If you have the space, the kids have moved out and you have free reign of the house, consider transforming your basement living space into the ultimate master suite you’ve always wanted.
If this means you are no longer in need of your previous bedroom space, you could then turn that room into a guest bedroom, an office, or even an arts studio!
Get in a bit of golf without ever leaving your basement
If you really want to take your finished basement space to the next level consider building your own indoor golf center with a golf simulator, multiple putting greens, and plenty of places to display your clubs and trophies. Bonus, you can enjoy golf over the cold winter months without stepping foot outdoors!