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Basements are one of the most overlooked spaces in a home: they are often unfinished, used solely for storage, or furnished with pieces that don’t make the space feel welcoming. As the winter causes us all to spend more time indoors, this is may be the year to take back the basement and create a room to make memories in with family and friends. Here’s some ideas to consider for improving your home:

Add a bathroom. Including this in your basement remodel list will not only make life easier for a big family, but it also adds value to your home. Plus, if there’s already arguments happening on who gets the bathroom, or you have family visit a lot, then adding another bathroom will solve that issue.

Add a home theater. Take your movie nights to a new level. Including a large TV (or projector set up), surround sound, and reclining chairs will make it feel like you’re at the movie theater while having all the comforts of your own home. If you want to take it a step further, you can also add a popcorn machine and a bar area for an at-home a concessions area.

Add a home gym. Whether your family does regular workouts or you have a serious athlete in the family, this is a great way to support healthy living. No more commutes or overpriced gym fees when you can get it all in your basement. Add a mirror wall, a mounted TV, a sauna, and other customized exercise tools.

Add a wet bar. Get the most out of your entertainment space by including a wet bar in the remodel. Whether you’re starting from scratch or adding on, a bar can be customized to your preferred size and shape. Plus, you can have the remodeler add on more storage to display special bottles or show off your wine collection.

Add a home office. If your upper level didn’t have room for a place to work, then going to the basement might be your best option. We wrote a whole blog last month on what to consider when remodeling or adding on a home office. Check it out to get some design ideas.

If any of these ideas sound like the perfect remodel for your basement, the experts at Kane Builders can help turn those ideas into reality. We specialize in customized services to create a living space that fits perfectly with your lifestyle. Give us a call to get started.