Extra Living Space

Turn Your Basement into Something Beautiful

The basement is one of the most under-utilized and wasted spaces in homes throughout America. Whether your basement is full of boxes and storage or finished and empty, here are some of our best ideas to help you maximize your basement space. A Family Hangout Space Does your family struggle to find a single space in your home that can entertain everyone from your teenager to your baby? The basement is the perfect space for a family hangout area! A finished basement is typically large enough to have multiple activity areas, so you can accommodate everyone’s interests. Your basement could feature any (or all) of the following activity areas: An entertainment area with an entertainment center or move theatre A playroom A home gym to work out while spending time together A wine cellar and bar for the adults to entertain A craft room A pool table or billiards area A video game area A reading nook When you build a space that has something for everyone, everyone will spend their time enjoying each other’s company. A family hangout spot will truly transform the way that you and your children spend time together. Space for Your College Student Do you have a college student who spends semesters on campus but heads home for the summer months? Use your basement as an apartment for your college student or teenager. Your student will appreciate having their own space and you will be able to use the rest of your basement throughout the rest of the year. If you have a college student that lives at home during the school year, turning your basement into a study and living space is a fantastic idea. They’ll still be a part of the family, but they will also have a quiet retreat to focus on […]

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Maximizing Your Living Space

Almost all homeowners are looking for more livable space, whether it’s to accommodate a growing family or make space for a new hobby. Almost all homeowners are also sitting directly underneath (or above) unfinished usable spaces. The most common unfinished areas in homes through the country include attics, basements and garages. What can you use these spaces for once they are finished by Finer Remodeling? Attics Many property owners spend their entire tenure in a home avoiding the attic unless they are putting away Christmas decorations or looking for an old yearbook. However, attics are surprisingly flexible spaces that can be transformed through finishing. Finished attics are the perfect spot for a game room, exercise room, play room, movie room, craft room or reading nook. Depending on the size of your attic, it could even become an additional bedroom. Basements The basement is often the biggest single room in a home, so why do homeowners waste such a huge livable space? This common remodeling project will add tons of new space to your living area. Some of the most common uses for a finished basement include: Adding a home office Creating a playroom for the kids Installing a home theatre Adding an in-law suite Creating an apartment or large spare bedroom Transforming the room into a sports bar Making a home gym Additional storage Since finished basements are so large, homeowners often combine uses to suit everyone’s tastes. Garages Did you realize that your garage could become a finished area and add square footage to your home? Most people never do! A small garage can become a home office or study area. Medium-sizes garages are often converted into bedrooms or guest rooms separate from the house. If you are passionate about your classic car collection, a large finished garage can […]

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