Basement Living Space
In more recent years, a basement renovation has taken on renewed importance to increase the home’s living area. Whether you want to turn it into a bedroom, laundry room, full bath, media room, home office, yoga studio, gym, wine cellar, or living area, it’s versatile enough to be reconfigured to suit any space you envision. Remodeled basements can be a great way to expand your home, and here are some compelling reasons to maximize your home’s potential with a basement upgrade.
This young family in Ellicott City was able to increase their home’s living space by remodeling an unfinished basement into an entertainment area, play area, home bar/kitchenette, and dining area. They also added another full bath to the house footprint. Many times basements can be dark and uninviting for homeowners and certainly not an area to entertain guests. In this case, the home had a walk-out and we were able to install an extra large slider to allow plenty of natural light.
As you can see by the image of the interior the space is bright with light which expands the space visually! The recessed lighting throughout the home renovation also takes a dark and shadowy basement space and creates a warm and inviting place for the children to play and the adults to entertain.
Basement Kitchen and Bath
Not only did this family create more living space they also added a second kitchen to the home as well as a full bathroom. Taking this three-bathroom home and adding a fourth increases the value of the home if resale were ever considered. The additional bath also makes it convenient for guests and or the family so as not to have to venture to the first floor. Food can be refrigerated or prepped in this kitchenette with its own dishwasher for ease of clean-up. The large seated peninsula makes serving family and friends a breeze! Let’s not forget the large dining area for family parties or football game gatherings.
Choosing a modern style brought this space up to date in this 1980s home. The open and stylish room divider allows a peek at the new modern metal stair rail that was installed. Ductwork and pipes were hidden in bulkheads painted white to blend with the walls and to provide a light-reflective property. The engineered flooring in a warm wood-like finish is resilient and the one focal wall in the darker wood tone adds interest to the entertainment space. All in all the project was a complete success and the homeowners are thrilled with the new space!
Before Basement Renovation