In most homes, the Virginia basement is a dark area where we tend to store seasonal goods and other items that we don’t generally need. Likewise, many homes use the basement as a utilitarian center of the home to tackle laundry, work on random projects, etc. If you’re looking to enhance your living space, the basement offers the perfect opportunity for you to reclaim some underutilized space and change your home into something more. One of the first things you can do is creatively plan to use the space in a way that lends itself to the natural design of the basement.
Most rooms are painful and uncomfortable if they’re poorly lit, but a basement with lower levels of natural light can be converted into a hobby room or dark room for a photographer or painter. Likewise, it makes the perfect setting for a home theater setup.
Many parents can appreciate being able to send children into another area of the home as well. The isolation offered by a basement makes it the perfect play area for children, especially when you consider the sound break that the basement offers. If you have teenage children, you can even offer some soundproofing to a finished basement so they have a place to hang out, relax and jam to music. It’s even a great place to setup a music studio. Soundproofing can keep the downstairs noise to a minimum so that people can enjoy their own space upstairs.
If you’re into fitness or other forms of recreational sport then the basement can lend itself to an exercise room – especially if you have a large basement with an undivided floor plan. Whether you want a lot of exercise equipment or even a large billiards table you can transform your basement into any type of space that fits your preference. You can add to the comfort of that exercise or rec space by putting the extra investment into a plush, cozy carpet.
If you’re worried about spills and other messes on a new carpet, invest in a high quality and far more durable thread. Likewise, you can have tile installed or stick with painted concrete and simply put down decorative rugs. As you can see, the Virginia basement doesn’t need to stay drab and boring. There are endless possibilities with the space; it’s simply a matter of using your creativity to craft the perfect downstairs living space.