Interior Design Ideas to Transform Your Basement
When moving to a new home, having a finished basement can be a real selling point. Of course, then you must decide what to do with the extra space. This can be especially difficult if you have multiple people with multiple different interests! You can always section off different areas and spaces for different activities, or create one big area for everyone. In Boston, where space is highly valuable and quite expensive, a great basement can be a huge plus in quality of life! Read below for our tips on different fun ideas for your basement!
Basement Entertainment Room
If you have many different interests at play, an entertainment room is a great idea. You can section off an area for a home “movie theater”—a TV, couch and popcorn machine is a good start. Put a shelving unit in with board games. This is a great way to keep organized and know where everything is. As TV’s get larger, thinner and more affordable, setting up an entertainment room is getting easier and cheaper than ever!
Basement Music and Art Studio
Do you enjoy painting or have your own sculpting station? Set up your own studio right in your basement! Whether you create art to sell or just for your own enjoyment, you will enjoy having your own creative space. Put down a tarp to prevent any mess from getting on the floor. A guitar and pick more your speed? Set up downstairs and sing your heart out! If you are just learning, this is also a great space to take music lessons. Many residents of Greater Boston often soundproof their basements so they can play loud music but not disturbs neighbors. Overall having a small band space in your basement is a much cheaper solution than renting a professional band space; and you also don’t have to leave your apartment or house to commute across Boston to get to your practice area.
There is no denying the convenience of being able to get a workout in without even having to leave your own home. Setting up a home gym is very simple and does not have to cost a lot. There are many workouts you can do with a basic set of weights or even your own furniture! You can also talk loudly with a Bluetooth headset on while you are on a treadmill or in between sets when you are in the privacy of your own apartment in Boston.
You don’t have to feel guilty or weird in-between sets checking your email or voicemails. It also allows you to work out at your own pace without worrying about what other people think. Plus, you maximize your time because you don’t have to commute to a gym. Gyms in Boston can often be crowded and you have to wait to do your workout. However, with a small home gym in your basement, you can control how your work out goes!
Have you always dreamed of having your own personal library with stacks of the books you love? You can easily turn your basement into a reading oasis. Get large bookcases and add them to every wall, with a cozy seat and lamp in the middle for you to do your reading. Have a favorite quote from a book? Get it painted on the wall to always remind you of it!
While it can be tricky to decide what to do with your basement, the above suggestions are great ways to make space your own. When looking for an apartment or house in Boston; seek basements that have 7 foot or higher rooms measured from the floor to the lowest beam that you see! 7 foot or higher basements can be a huge winner for you!