When someone talks about a basement, they tend to describe a cold, musty room that usually yields a washing machine, dryer, a spare freezer, and or a storage area. If your home has one of these, don’t worry there is hope. There are many benefits to finishing the extra space below your house.

Finishing a basement may seem like a hefty task to begin. However, the transformation won’t only bring a new space to your living area, but will also raise property value. In planning stages it’s best to decide what kind of space you want. Man caves are highly popular in the finished basement trend. While others might find they need another bedroom, bathroom, office, or a large family room.

Let your imagination run wild. An unfinished basement is basically a blank canvas. During your planning make sure to find any moisture that may be seeping into your basement. You will want to resolve any problems before you begin to build. If you don’t look for the problems, you run the risk of extra moisture or damage from excess water.

Lighting is key to your newly finished basement, especially if your space lacks windows. Don’t skimp on the lights; make sure your space is welcoming and bright. Dimmers are a great choice because they can lighten up the room or be dimmed to allow ambiance.

Here are some ideas to create your new space.

Finished Basement Ideas

Man Caves

Adding a man cave to your house is a fantastic idea. Many man caves now are furnished with a fully functioning bar with stools, beer taps, large tvs, pool tables, or anything that suits your needs.

Spare Bedroom

Add an extra bedroom to your basement. Maybe you always dreamt of a large master bedroom, walk in closet and ensuite. If your basement is finished correctly, your dream master bedroom can be achieved!

Private Movie Theater

Movie theaters are becoming popular with families. You can convert your basement with no problem. Figure out the best layout for seating in front of a large blank wall to project movies on. Paint the wall white, and purchase a popcorn machine and you’re all set.

No matter your needs, a finished basement is a great addition to your home. At Mihalko’s we have a highly trained professional team to turn your musty basement into your new dream living space.We look forward to working with you on your upcoming home improvement project. Contact us today!

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