Having a basement opens up a world of opportunity. You have space which spans the entire length of your home that you can play around with. If your basement is currently just an area that you store old belongings in you could be missing out. It's time to turn your basement into something that is much more than just a storage area. The tips that follow can help you create a basement that you can be proud of.
Bulk Up The Insulation
One reason why you might not be using your basement to its potential could be because there isn't enough insulation. It's scary to walk down those basement stairs because you don't know what could be lurking in the darkness. There isn't enough insulation to keep out those crazy critters that you would rather not deal with. You can change this in an instant!
Beef up the amount of insulation in your basement walls. You have to remember that the basement is essentially below ground level so whatever is in the soil around your home could gain access to your basement if you don't have the right amount of insulation. Those tiny cracks and crevices can let in all manner of pests, making it difficult for you to see your basement as much more than just a temporary junkyard. Adding more insulation will make a huge difference and can give you the confidence you need to step into your basement whenever you would like to.
Add A Few Walls For Privacy
You can also maximize your basement by adding a few walls. Turn the space into a mini apartment by putting in a couple of walls that partition out the room. If you have children they are sure to love being able to head down into the basement and go into their own private room when they want to study.
One section of the room can be labeled a living area while other parts of the space can be used for play. It's a wonderful way for you to create another oasis for your entire family to enjoy.
Transforming your basement is sure to increase the value of your home. You will be adding more livable square feet to your house and simultaneously making the room so much more than what it is right now. Talk with your contractor and get to work on your new basement construction right away.