You may be sitting – almost literally – on top of an almost entirely overlooked and underutilized asset.
One that if handled correctly, could serve as an investment, change your work life, help your kids, give an aging parent a home or offer new entertaining options in the age of COVID: Your basement.
Leaving your basement unfinished or semi-finished means you may be wasting space that could be used to address a wide range of needs.
And it’s likely that some of those needs may have become more urgent in the past year as we’ve all dealt with the effects of the pandemic. Consider the possibilities…
Home Office Basement Remodel
According to a recent survey of 1,200 chief information officers by Enterprise Technology Research, the percentage of workforces worldwide who will permanently work from home is expected to double in 2021.
With working from home going from a temporary solution to a permanent reality, working on a laptop from your dining room table may no longer be an appealing option.
A creatively designed basement office can be transformed into an efficient workspace that gives you a productive and comfortable environment. And you can’t beat that commute!
Guest Suite Basement Remodel
Your recent college graduate son or daughter may move home to save for his or her own house. A recent TD Ameritrade survey found that 50 percent of Millennials plan to return home after college graduation – something you could start planning for now.
And with the graying of Baby Boomers, more parents than ever are moving in with their adult children as opposed to nursing homes or retirement communities. Your mother or father may have reached a point in their life where living entirely alone may not be a wise choice, and a rehabbed basement guest suite can create a more livable solution.
Remodeling your basement to include a guest suite – complete with bathroom and kitchen – can address those situations, giving your home increased flexibility, usability and a way to keep loved ones close while making certain everyone has the space (and sometimes sanity) they need.
Home Gym Basement Remodel
Sticking to a workout regimen can do wonders for your physical and mental wellbeing. But going to a health club or gym can be “just one more thing” on your to-do list (and the easiest to bump).
With the pandemic forcing many gyms to close, the idea of going downstairs to work out makes more sense than ever.
A fitness room designed for your favorite workouts and equipment in mind will remove one major obstacle from the path to wellness.
Game Room Basement Remodel
Basement game rooms featuring pool tables, dartboards or video games make great entertainment spaces for kids and their parents. Not to mention that in recent years, collecting vintage arcade games has become increasingly popular.
Game rooms give your home more flexibility when it comes to entertaining, all while adding value when it comes time to sell.
Wine Cellar/Wet Bar Basement Remodel
Remodeling a portion of your basement into a wine cellar not only creates an enjoyable, relaxing space, it can also be a wise investment.
A custom-designed wine cellar creates an aura of luxury and distinction in almost any home, setting it apart from the crowd.
These rooms typically feature finely crafted wine racks and custom cabinetry, which helps organize your collection by type, vintage or purchase date all while adding a unique and valuable design element to your home.
Wine cellars also feature precision temperature controls, special lighting and no sources of vibration to protect your precious collection.
Design Your New Dream Basement with Agape
These are just a few of the possibilities when it comes to using your basement space to address your family’s needs.
However, it is critical to understand the importance of working with a team who integrates the design and build experience into a single cost-effective project that exceeds your expectations in the end.
Agape Construction offers you precisely that experience.
Our licensed architects, engineers, experienced project managers and talented craftsmen work seamlessly as a team to bring your dreams and our expertise together, resulting in truly outstanding finished products.
Contact us today for a complimentary consultation to get the process started on your basement renovation today!