Digging Deeper: The Basement Escape

Do you have an unfinished basement and wish it could be more than that dark space used for boxes, bins, and old Christmas decorations? I know, the thought of even going down there to clean it all out is so overwhelming. However, finishing your basement is a great way to add more space to your house without having to add on a whole new addition.

A remodeled basement doesn’t have to look like an afterthought either. Bringing style and aesthetics from the upper levels down to help connect the basement with the rest of the house.

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Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important aspects in remodeling your basement, especially if it doesn’t get a lot of natural light. Good lighting can take your basement from cold and dark to warm and cozy. If it’s possible to add a window or two  even small ones  this would add charm and make your space more pleasant to live in. Now, if windows aren’t an option, try adding elements to help set the mood. A fireplace or large flat-screen TV would do the trick. Also, the main socializing area should be in the spot that gets the best natural light, as this will help draw people in.

Storage

Many people like to hide their storage stuff in the basement. You can still do that if you plan accordingly. Building storage is so fun, and with adequate room, you can always “hide” your treasures and give that unused space purpose.

Extra Bedroom

Are you thinking of adding a spare bedroom to your basement escape? It is an excellent idea if you have space. Remodeling a basement can be a bit of a puzzle, but that’s why we’re here!! We will fit all those pieces together for you, just right. All bedrooms need a window for an emergency escape, so the bedroom will need to be located at the perimeter of the house.

 

 

Wine Cellar

Another excellent addition to the basement escape is a wine cellar. If you’re really into wines and do more collecting than drinking, this addition is perfect for you. A wine cellar provides your wine with a solid, stable storage temperature.

Wet, Dry, or Mini Bar

No need to call for an Uber! Let’s face it: going out can get costly. Why spend up to $15 per cocktail when you can drink at home for free? Invite your friends over, host a game night, watch a movie, or simply hang out in the comfort of your newly remodeled basement. If you don’t have enough space for a full bar, try a dry or mini bar to complete your basement.

When creating your perfect basement escape, you really do have so many options to choose from. At Taft Built we will walk you step by step through the process making your new living space easily attainable and designed to fit your family’s needs.

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If you have any questions or would like to discuss designing your basement escape, contact us today!

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