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Basement Renovation Ideas That Add Value Part II

An unfinished basement literally provides the opportunity for a whole other level of comfort and functionality for your home. Basement renovation projects can make a home you are buying tailored to your tastes. They can add value and appeal to a home that you are selling.


Our last post suggested some ideas for making the most out of your basement. Here are several more options to consider.


Home Gym


Gym equipment tends to be bulky and take up a lot of floor space. Even if you tend to stick to free weights and body weight exercises like yoga, having enough space to move around in is important.


A basement provides an ideal location for a personal workout room. You can have all of your necessities in one area and will not feel limited or self-conscious about free movement. Dedicated workout rooms also help eliminate distractions; when you are in that room, you have a goal to accomplish.


Creative Studio


Similar to a home gym or a home office, having a dedicated space to unleash your creative personal or professional projects can increase productivity. If you are a musician, you can implement sound-proofing measures and have all of your recording equipment arranged in an ideal and uncluttered way.


If you are an artist, you can have all of your art supplies organized. A creative space can give you plenty of room to set tools and unfinished work aside so you can focus on the task at hand. Even if you happen to do most of your work on the computer, a space specifically for your graphical tablet can make a world of difference for your ability to get projects finished.


Writers can surround themselves with inspiration and remove distracting influences. You may be able to have multiple options for working, such as a standing desk and a comfortable chair and table.


Laundry Room


If your washer and dryer hookups are already upstairs, you may wonder why it would be worth it to relocate them. The answer is that most laundry rooms in homes are truly laundry “nooks,” which do not allow enough room to wash, fold and organize clothes.


A laundry room in the basement can be built to accommodate all of your personal needs. You can have a table for folding, shelving for detergent and other supplies, even an industrial sink for items that require hand washing. With some built-in shelves or storage, your laundry room can also double as an out-of-the-way linen closet.


These ideas will all help you get as much mileage as possible out of your basement’s square footage. For more advice on renovations that can add value to hook in prospective home buyers, you should enlist the help of an expert Red Deer real estate agent.


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