Basements have the reputation of being a cold, dingy, and uninviting space. Many homes have this, but often, these places end up becoming storage space. There’s nothing wrong about that, but you can turn this space into a place of luxury and purpose. Repurposing your basement will also help you increase the resale value of your home.
Now, you may be inspired to turn it into a movie theater, a hobby space, a game room, or even a suite for guests. If you are a fitness buff, you have the option to turn it into a home gym. Regardless, your goal is to make the space luxurious and comfortable. Here are some of your tips.
Go for industrial aesthetics
Luxury is not always defined by Victorian aesthetics and elaborate designs. Sometimes, luxury is embodied by eclectic sensibilities and bareness. In which case, industrial aesthetics will work. Leave the rough edges or install some bricks onto one of the walls. If your basement floor is bare, just polish it and complement it with a lush rug. Go for monochrome metal for dividers and furniture, but you always have the option to incorporate some wood.
Install nice lighting
Since the room is underground, you may want to invest in the right lighting. It should give your space a daylight feel in the morning and make the area look lavish in the evening. The trick here is going for warm lighting. One of the considerations you may take is the usage of recessed lighting. But if you are embracing industrial chic, bare lighting and track lighting may do the trick.
Change the floor
The design of the floor can easily render your basement luxurious. Many homeowners consider using hardwood, and this may be a decision you may want to make. But you can always go for other options, such as carpeted and tiled flooring. While you are at it, you may want to consider having a raised floor to highlight boundaries and divisions.
Keep humidity at bay
Basements tend to be humid, and there’s nothing luxurious about it. Humidity encourages the growth of molds and mildews. To avoid this, you may want to have a dehumidifier or an air conditioner. On top of this, work with a local plumber to check the pipes that re close to the basement. That will help you avoid water damage.
Change the windows
Basements are supposed to have windows, too! If there’s just one overhead window, add more. When you have more windows around your basement, natural light will be able to come in, thus breathing life into your space or highlighting the beauty of the room. Install some mirrors to reflect the natural light and make the room much brighter.
Now, it’s livable!
When you have done all the things mentioned above, you have built a comfortable space. And nothing is more luxurious than comfort. And if you are done rebuilding it, do not forget to invite your family and friends. Your basement is now a new hang-out place!