The Benefits of A Finished Basement Family Room
When you think about basements, a few things might come to mind right off the bat. The feeling of dirtiness and how cold and wet a basement can feel. Sure, you might put a couch down there for some people who are visiting.
If you’re the kind of homeowner who has teenage children you might have a few things down in a basement to make it feel a little bit more “lived in” such as a table, maybe an old television, a rug and other things to make it feel more comfortable. But really, most basements are just a breeding ground for dirt and grime, and it’s easier to just shove things down there for storage for a later date. no one actually wants to hang out in a basement longer than they need to.
At the same time, most homes also only have one living room which is generally shared by everyone in the family. The central living room doubles as a family room, but everyone uses it for pretty much different things. Younger children tend to use it as a playroom, older children might have it set up for their video game systems, and parents might use it for watching television or movies. With all the different toys and electronics in the way, it easily takes up a lot of space and makes it nearly impossible to clean up properly when visitors come over.
That’s why recently a trend has been emerging that improves that situation by taking the spacious basement that most homes have, and turning it into a finished basement designed as a family room, or a general multimedia sort of room.
And contractors all over the country are loving it, and people who finished their basements are singing its praises.
It’s not hard to see why maximizing the space a basement has is a good thing. In fact, it’s got a lot of benefits to it that is bringing homeowners out in droves to find local specialists who do home remodels / renovations.
For starters, finishing a basement does a lot of good for the house itself. Finishing it tends to add in new supports, isolate problem areas with the foundation, and fixes support issues that might have otherwise been a problem. Plus, it eliminates mould, dirt, breeding grounds for pests, and brightens up the home. This saves a lot of money in the long run and might even increase the home value overall which makes it excellent for resale down the road.
Plus, the extra space is always welcomed because it allows a family to turn their room into something comfortable for them. Now there can be room for toys, electronics, television and more. All this added comfort and design can even be taken a step further too, and allow families to modify the finished basement family room into something else such as a movie room, or a game room.