March 19, 2015 6:48 pm
Here are a few ways to consider utilizing a basement space.
1. Create an Art Studio. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or someone who likes to paint along with old Bob Ross videos, setting up an art studio in the basement is a great way to use the space. Use a wooden floor that will look increasingly artistic as paint continues to fall on it, set up easels throughout and add shelves full of paint, chalk and other art materials. If you really want to be unique, use chalkboard paint on the walls to allow little ones to have some fun with creative designs as well.
2. Start a Wine Collection. Ever dream of heading to your cellar during a party and emerging with a nice bottle of wine? Why not convert a small portion of your basement into a wine cellar to store your favorite wines and start a new collection? You don’t need to have the most expensive collection out there. Simply buying an extra bottle or two each time you head to the liquor store is an easy way to start growing your collection.
3. Stay Fit. Long before there were gyms on every retail corner, people would exercise in their basements, doing weights and riding exercise bikes. Now, the home exercise equipment market has blossomed and people can create their own fitness studio in the home—complete with yoga mats, a treadmill, Nautilus machine and a good old-fashioned workbench.
4. Play, play, play. A basement is the perfect place to store toys and games that your children constantly play with. Since it’s out of view from the rest of the house, you won’t care if it gets too messy. Consider making a wall of shelves or a large closet to store every doll, car and book in an organized fashion. You can also add things like a Lego table, a Barbie section, a place to do puzzles or even a large train set.
5. Work Away from Work. Finding a quiet place to work or do your bills is sometimes hard, which is why creating a home office in the basement is a great idea. You can seclude yourself away from others and get your work down without any distractions. If you work from home on a consistent basis, incorporating a home office into the basement will keep you organized while providing the peace and quiet you need to get things done.
To learn more about taking advantage of your unfinished basement space, contact our office today.
Published with permission from RISMedia.