What should I think about when planning my basement remodel?

Have you been spending more time at home with your family and feeling like your house is getting smaller? I understand completely. As my two boys grew older, they needed their own “living space” or playroom. While I wanted a “Man Town,” the best option for us was to finish an area in our basement as our family’s playroom.

Like us, you might be wondering how much space you need and how much you can afford. Our family decided not to use the entire basement. Instead of a huge room, we finished a smaller area (about 12×22 feet) at the bottom of the stairs, providing our boys with a place to have a TV and toys. In today’s society, people often feel like they need a large space, but we decided to provide just enough room for our kids to play.

Finished Basement
Finished Basement

Basement Finishing

Basements can be transformed into regular rooms using plaster and painted wall finishes. You do not need to use panel systems and drop ceilings like you see on TV, you can make the space feel and look like it is part of your home and not a 1980s finished basement. Create a space that feels like part of your home, not an old-fashioned basement.  

There are cost-effective options to adding bathrooms to your basement living area.  With the SaniFlo system you can put a toilet, sink and even a shower into your basement without having to break up the existing floor.

3 things to think about:

  1. How much space do you need?
  2. How will you use the space?
  3. What features do you want to include?
  • Bathroom
  • Storage
  • Wet-Bar
  • Built in desks for home office.
  • Special floor mats for home gym

Let us know how we can help you design and execute your basement remodel this year! 

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.