Here in the DC area, it’s not uncommon for a townhouse basement to be an entire residence, so why should yours stay musty and unused?
Today we’ll give you a few ideas for expanding your home’s living space by using room you already have. For our parent readers, we will show you what a fantastic space the basement can be for the kids. If you would rather have that room for a personal space, we have some more grown up ideas as well.
Basements don’t always seem complimentary to the rest of the house, and people often envision basements as dark and closed off. They don’t have to be. Give your kids a great bright place to play in a basement that features an easy to clean wood floor, plenty of shelving, and, most importantly, natural light. You will wonder how you ever put up with matchbox cars littering your kitchen floor. As an additional benefit, the basement is tucked far away from the rest of the rooms, muting any noisy activities.
An unfinished basement is a blank canvas, and we love to tailor that space to fit your vision. Are you a movie buff? A wine connoisseur? A friendly pool hustler? Most of us don’t have the room to put a wine display or pool table in most areas of the house. The basement is a big empty space just waiting to be filled with fun activities.
Here’s an idea: try a basement that looks nothing like a basement. A lot of white, light wood and a lofted ceiling can give this room a fresh, sunlit feel, and may cause you to forget that you’re actually underground!