If you are planning on remodeling your basement, the possibilities are endless! Remodeling a basement is not only a great way to add usable living space but is also an exceptional way to add more fun, creativity and excitement to your home and life. Sure, a basement could be remodeled for any use that the main parts of your house has. However, the unique below-grade, private features of a basement also make it ideally suited for special uses. While the sky is the limit, here are some great ideas to get your remodeling ideas flowing:

Ideas to Consider

1. Basement Recreation Room/Family Room

There is nothing like quality family time! And a well-planned basement renovation can create a relaxing atmosphere for the whole family. Think of including comfortable places to lounge, a table for family games and books and special items that are unique to your family.

2. Basement Playroom

We all need a space of our own and our children are no exception. Carving out a special area in the basement that is just for them is a great way to spark their creativity and independence. Take cues from your children’s interests to transform the blank slate provided by your basement into a child-friendly area that will provide hours of entertainment for years to come.

3. Basement Home Theater

A basement home theater can definitely enhance the viewing of your favorite movies or television show. When planning your remodel, consider the use of materials and furnishings that will enhance the theater experience like soundproofing materials and theater-style seating.

4. Basement Game Room

We all need some down time, and family games provide the perfect vehicle for fun and relaxation. Whether it is a Friday night family air hockey tournament or a competitive Wii bowling match, the basement is the perfect location to create a room dedicated to family gaming fun.

Ready to Get Started on Your Basement Remodeling Project?

Perhaps more than any other area of the house, the basement is where you can have full creative license to showcase your family’s interests and hobbies. When you are ready to get started on your remodeling project, there are several things that you should consider. First and foremost, the basement must be dry. A wet or even damp basement is not suitable for finishing. The best place to start is with a consultation from an experienced basement refinishing company. To save time, money and aggravation, a company experienced in basement waterproofing and refinishing is essential.

If you live in Ohio or the Pittsburgh, PA area, your first call should be to The Basement Guys®. With this one call you really can do it all. From their exclusive, patent-pending basement waterproofing system that is guaranteed to be 100% effective for the life of your home, to their patented Basement Tuxedo® Finishing System designed specifically for the basement environment; The Basement Guys® will turn your basement into a finished, healthy part of your home.