First of all I’m not here to tell you that our party was the best Superhero party evaaaa.. on the contrary it wasn’t pretty like the picture I put up a few posts ago and in fact we barely even had time to TAKE any pictures of the party. Popular basement conversions include media rooms, wine cellars and storage rooms, but more exciting (and luxurious) transformations have included indoor swimming pools, sports courts and drive-in garages. The wall unit itself was made from 3 cheap short bookcases, a top section of wood boxes my dad made to connect the bookcases and some crown molding. This post has two great ideas on how to get the most light from your basement windows and make them look bigger than they really are.
However, your new basement space will likely not pass inspection without it, and spaces not built to code can cause issues later on if you try to sell your home. After talking through concepts with you, our designers will produce 3D drawings to bring your basement ideas to life. Ceiling height is one of the most important considerations if you’re planning a gym in your basement: you’ve got to be able to stretch without hitting the ceiling. Please keep in mind that’s a very rough guesstimate – a lot depends on your location and the current condition of your basement. An unfinished basement in an existing home is a slightly different animal and there are a few considerations to think about before trying to turn it into a finished room. Below-grade spaces are subject to water and moisture, two common enemies of home construction.
Other excellent basement ideas include giving your kids their own corner with an indoor playhouse or swing, or creating your ultimate getaway with a daybed and bookshelves for reading, napping and relaxing. One of the most important additions to a basement rental unit is a working kitchen. Simple changes, such as adding drywall and flooring, can cost significantly less than creating a fully functional basement apartment. I have a 265 sq ft basement that needs a dry wall with insulation, vinyl flooring to cover the cemented floor, a half bath, a wooden door, some duct work to conceal ceiling wires and wall painting.
Rough estimates of course – but that would get you pretty well setup with a sweet home theater system for your finished basement. Keep that percentage in mind as you select materials and draw up floor plans for your basement renovation. Regardless of whether your basement has a history of flooding or not, you will want to take preemptive measures to assure that your newly finished basement will not become water damaged. We have created beautiful, light and airy basement rooms in all types of properties in London and Greater London.
Guest bedroom due to the built-in thermal insulation that helps keep the basement at comfortable temperature, making it easier for your guests to sleep, even in the winter. One advantage of a drywall basement ceiling is that it affords the same finished look as the rest of the house. If the basement looks inviting as you walk down the stairs, you’ll want to go there often. Spending time in the basement is a more tempting idea if you manage to create a pleasing, inspiring atmosphere. Finished square feet of your basement – I use 1,000 square feet as a good estimate but measure your basement to be more exact. Kids loving having spaces that are all their own, whether it`s their own desk area in the house, or the tent they’ve created with chairs and blankets in the family room.