If you have an unfinished basement, you may be considering a revamp. Basement remodeling can be one of the most beneficial home projects both financially and practically, as not only can it increase your house value but also add additional usable space for you and your household. There are many possibilities in terms of what to do with a basement: an extra bedroom, added living space, an entertainment room, a fitness room and so many more options. It can be a bit overwhelming, though, to consider a total room makeover, and you may have no idea where to begin. If you find yourself unsure what to do, here are some tips to keep in mind.

1. Consider What Your Household Needs Most

Every household is different. Are you a growing family? Do you enjoy throwing parties? Do you need a quiet space away from the rest of the noise? Are you sick of regular visits to a gym? Are you running out of storage space? A different type of room could benefit all of these situations, so think about the most crucial need for your home. If there are multiple rooms that could help, you could put it up to a vote.

2. Look and Work Great

Finishing the room for a basement remodeling alone can help a space look aesthetically much more pleasing. Along with that, you can make many interior decorating choices in terms of furniture, color scheme, decor and more. However, try to balance looks with functionality, keeping in mind the needs you thought of for #1. Even if you’re mixing a few room ideas, you can have everything mesh together in a way that not only looks good, but works well, too.

3. Make Sure Your Basement is Ready

Even if you’re planning is all settled, you can’t just dive right in. Various things need to be taken care of and checked before basement remodeling is safe to do. Some of these things include:

  • Radon testing
  • Proper dehumidifying
  • Checking if your central air can handle the extra room
  • Making sure your house structure can handle added doors, windows, etc.