It would not always occur to us that basements are very comfortable and economically the best place to have our family room. Of course, this may only apply to those which have houses that are small and have limited space but wanting to have a room of their own. Since the basement is always used for stocking things or as a laundry area, remodeling it to a family room is not that difficult.
Benefits of basement family room
It creates an extra space in the house where our family can bond and place some of our things without disturbing over crowding the living room space.
It creates privacy when we spend our time with the rest of the family if there are guests inside the house.
We can add some things in the family room located in the basement that we are not able to put in the house such as the laundry area, an office, working table, play space for the kids and many.
The basement turned to family room can also become the entertainment room. We can bring down the pool table or the stereo and television.
How to make basement into a family room
By adding some of our personal stuff like couches, carpets, tables and other things that we cannot put in the living room is easy. We could also paint the room with the color of our choice without getting a negative impression or is separated from the house color theme. If we have an extra space in the basement, we can install a bar in the corner of the room where we can serve our favorite wines and brandy. These renovations may not be too expensive since we are already using the things that we don’t need in the living room or some of our extra things in the attic.
Personal touch and utility
Giving a personal touch in the room is the easiest way to make ourselves comfortable and relaxing. When we put our personal touch in the family room, we are also adding comfort in our place and develop an ambiance that we aim for. Making the room beautiful and cozy needs a little touch up and furnishing, we can also keep the laundry area in the room by giving it a little space in the corner. If we aim for a higher purpose on the family room which we can use for our after work reviews, then setting up a small home office is a good idea. Moreover, the basement is a good place where we can concentrate and keep our privacy to a maximum.