Remodel your Basement to help Complete your Home

Jul 26, 2017 | Blog | 0 comments

Basements, often underdeveloped and outdated, can be renovated to greatly increase the living and leisure space, storage capacity, and overall value of your home. Remodeling your basement does not have to be a hassle – Carmax Consulting can make your basement renovation both simple and affordable. Always keeping in touch with the latest trends and styles, let the construction professionals at Carmax transform your basement into a beautiful, functional space. Here are some examples of what is popular in basement redevelopment right now.

Create a leisure area

A popular trend has been to turn your basement into a space for activities. Consider creating a games room to pass the time in with a billiard table, darts, or virtual golf. Another popular idea is building a media or theatre room. This can be open-concept or built as an enclosed theatre – consider dimmer lighting and individual bucket seating or a large sectional, depending on your desired capacity. Finally, many homeowners are relying on the free space and natural coolness of their basements to build home gyms. Matt flooring, ceiling to floor mirrors, and wall bars are popular features to supplement traditional gym equipment.

Apartment-style basements

It has become popular for homeowners to turn their basements into an additional source of income. Basements can be made into an apartment-style dwelling with a few smart additions. Beyond a bedroom and washroom, simply adding a kitchenette and dining area can transform an old basement into a separate home. Walkout basements are popular, too, to add another layer of privacy to the basement apartment. Although it may be a separate dwelling, it is a good idea to keep the basement style flowing with your home’s existing style – do not have a stark contrast. However, if you are looking for complete restyling, greys, off-whites, and refurbished wood are very trendy options right now.

Expand your home

A consistent trend in basement remodeling is simply maximizing your home space. The open-concept design is popular and a great choice for smaller basements, as it allows more light into a room to make it appear larger. Increasing the number of bedrooms in your home by building a guest room or personal office is a good way to add value to a home – decorative sliding doors have a lot of character and are particularly trendy. You can also increase the storage capacity of your home by building an under-stair bookcase or storage shelf, integrating shelving into the side of your existing basement staircase. Basement bar areas have also become very stylish in recent years. These commonly include a built-in beverage center or wine cellar, a marble or quartz bar island, and raised bar seating.

Whether you are creating space for entertainment, additional house members, or simply trying to increase the square footage of your home, contact Carmax Consultants online today to learn how we can help your next renovation project.