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Basement, Renew That Damp and Dark Space Into a Haven

Aug 17, 2007
Basements are commonly dark and damp. This causes children to fear going to the basement. Families believe that basements are only good to use as storage area and nothing more.

Unfinished basement are common occurrence in this country. This is because, they do not find any need for them to have this space below their feet finished or remodeled.

This however may change if you will realize that finished basement can be extremely useful.

Additionally, because most of them are surrounded with earth, it is cool in the winter and cool in summer under your living room. It is lovely to stay in the basement on hot summer days when you finally decide to have it finished or remodeled. An expert basement designer may be able to help you ensure that the dampness will not hamper the plan of usage for it and the furniture that will be placed in them.

The finished and remodeled basement can be transformed into a haven, an accessible escape for you or anyone in your family. It can be your retreat place and a place where you can rest and relax whenever you want to.

Here are a few remodeling techniques for your basement that you can consider for that damp and dark space below your feet.

A playroom or hang out place for your children

When you feel the need to relax, you go out of the house to get away from your kids and have some little quite time on your own.

Why not arrange a space for them in this area where they can play and not disturb for a little while. They may find it enjoyable to stay there than to sweat outside on summer days.

If you have a teenager, this hangout place may be a safe place for him and his friend to hang out. At least you know where they are and not allow them to leave the house without knowing where they will go and what they will be doing.

A home office

You need a quite place where you can do you work without being bothered by the usual activities in the house. Your basement can be transformed into a home office where you can be comfortable and easy.

Your home office can be a place where you can be on your own, especially when you need to work on special projects.

An exercise area and spa

It may also be the best exercise area for you. Having a space of your own will help induce your desire to exercise regularly.

With the suited furnishings necessary, you can also turn that dark and damp place into a spa.

You can now relax and keep a schedule for your personal regimen because you already have it inside your own home. There will be no need to drive in town to go to the gym.

Home Movie Theater

Because basements are generally dark, it is the best place to set up your own home movie theater.

You can now enjoy watching unlimited movies with your kids around in your own home movie theater.

You can also invite guests and party in your home theater. This is a neat way of flaunting that remodeled damp and dark room that turned into one of the most useful and enjoyable part of your house.

Who says basements are only useful as storage areas?

Finally, when you decide to have it remodeled and finished, you never need to think of how the worker might mess with your normal activities in the house.

Because commonly it has a different access in and out, no messing in your house will happen as the workers prepare your basement for that grand renewal.
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