5 Ideas for Your DIY Basement Remodeling Project
If you are not using your basement as a living space, you are missing out on a lot of useful space. DIY basement remodeling is a very hot trend right now because it can expand living space tremendously. According to Houzz, 81% of homeowners report they enjoy their home more after their DIY basement remodel. These five ideas for your DIY basement remodel will help you to create a space that you love.
1. Create a Playroom The Entire Family Can Enjoy
Tired of your kid’s clutter around the house? You can transform your basement into a mixed-use playroom for the whole family. You can easily DIY sections of the basement that are dedicated to different play spaces. For example, the kid’s space can have storage for all their toys and kid-sized furniture to hang out on. On the other side of the basement, there can be an area that is more adult-oriented with a pool table and even a bar. Basements typically run the length of the entire house. You do not have to create just one room, you can create several dedicated areas.
2. A Phenomenal Guest Suite
Out-of-town guests will be highly impressed with your basement guest suite. This private oasis can have its own bath, and a little kitchenette complete with an apartment-sized refrigerator and microwave. You can easily create a full studio apartment in your basement with a seating area and more. It is a great space to create an in-law suite to ensure that mom and dad have a comfortable place to stay when they visit.
3. Let’s Get In Shape
A basement is a great place to create that home gym that you have always wanted. You are a few DIY projects away from having your very own at-home gym where you can work out whenever you want. According to Tech News, the average person spends about four hours every day on their phone. Imagine if you had your own gym and spent even half that amount of time working out? Having a gym in your basement will make it easy to work out whenever you can.
4. A Theater Room Would Be Great
With a little DIY ingenuity, you can easily transform your basement into a theater room where the whole family can gather and enjoy movies. Projectors are relatively inexpensive, as are projector screens. If you have an old system that needs some repairs, according to Market Watch, you can find over 50 million hard-to-find and obsolete parts right online. You may not even need to buy new equipment.
5. A DIY Den, Craft Room Combo
You can DIY your basement into a den, and craft room combo. Of course, you can also make it into a den library combo, or den playroom combo. There are so many ways to make the most of your basement area. Adding a den to your home can help to keep the kids out of the formal living room and give them a space that they can comfortably hang out in. Adding a crafting area is also a great way to keep the mess in the upstairs area to a minimum.
There are so many creative DIY basement remodeling projects that you can choose from. The beauty of a DIY basement remodel is that you can move at your own pace. Unlike remodeling other areas of your home that everyone is waiting to use, there is no rush to finish your basement. Your basement is like a bonus space in your home. Don’t let your basement space go to waste. Plan your DIY basement remodel and get started this weekend.