Basement space planning and renovation
A basement renovation is a popular home-improvement & project because it can increase the value of your home and provide additional living and & storage space.
Decide how you want to use your basement
First, think about your family’s needs. If you’re like most people, you’ll have no trouble coming up with ideas for filling the space: a family room & laundry room, game room, guest bedroom & bathroom or a rental unit with a small kitchen. When deciding on its use and design, think long-term so you can easily transform the rooms into something else.
A beautifully executed basement finishing or remodelling project can give you the perfect space for renting your basement, entertaining, a den for family activities, a game room, and even a top line home theatre.
Basements should be more heavily lit than above-grade rooms. Maximize both natural (outdoor daylight) and artificial lighting. An open floor plan, large windows, and a French door leading to the basement instead of the solid door which is most likely installed there now will help maximize the lighting. Also, think in terms of light colours, and mirrored walls or ceilings.
Stick with light colors for the walls. Using light paint colors will very effectively brighten the gloomiest basements!