Atlanta Basement Design

When remodeling a basement, it is important to know what is required. Planning for this in advance will avoid costly delays later. A knowledgeable contractor can offer guidance for any blueprint; some typical designs are as follows:

Living space. Converting the area into a bedroom and bathroom provides additional space for guests. A daylight basement can make a great apartment suite, either to rent or to accommodate an elderly parent or live-in nanny. Such living spaces may require new plumbing or electrical work.

Entertain guests. As an entertainment room, a basement can serve as a downstairs bar or sophisticated lounge for adults. Game rooms might include a pool table or dart board. A high-tech home theater, complete with banked seating, is a nice way to show off a big-screen television. Any remodeling work should address new plumbing or electrical needs for additions, like a wet bar or home theater.

Kids only. Give the kids their own space by turning the basement into a fun and safe playroom. It is a great way to keep toys out of their bedrooms and other living spaces. It can also be a place to experiment with design, such as adding a chalkboard wall or a painted checkerboard or hopscotch floor. Older kids can have their own television to play video games or watch movies.

For hobbyists. Create a quiet, new retreat, complete with a workspace and added storage for materials, to enjoy sewing, crafts, or other hobbies. Keep the noise of machinery from buzzing through the house by putting a carpentry workshop in the basement. Turn it into a personalized sanctuary with decor to match.

Work space. The basement, tucked away from the noise of the main floors, is a great place for a home office. Extra walls can enclose the office completely, separating it from other basement foot traffic.

Storage space. Whether overhauling the entire basement for storage or including it as a component of another room, storage doesn’t have to be cluttered and ugly. The basement can also be separated into finished and unfinished sections to differentiate storage and living spaces.