Completing an unfinished basement is an excellent way to add space and function to your home. Basement renovations can be configured to add additional space for family, home office, hobbies, or entertainment.
Below are some of the most common elements our customers consider for their basement renovation.
A workshop, hobby, or craft room
Entertainment area with pool table, ping pong, or video gaming
Media room or home theater
Wet bar or a full bar with large countertop and stool seating
Additional bedroom(s) and bathrooms
In-law suite or secondary dwelling with kitchenette
Do you need help designing your basement renovation?
If you don’t already have a design plan, our estimators can provide general design guidance or we can recommend several interior designers. We realize renovation choices are permanent and important decisions. We do our best to accommodate your goals whether it be for maximum efficiency, enjoyment, or return on investment.
The designers we’ve partnered with have extensive residential design experience and help you determine design elements and coordinate materials and finishes that are the “best bang for the buck” or “of the highest quality.” Our designers provide detailed 3D imaging of plans so you can decide before construction begins. It’s important to visualize your ideas and it will save time, money, and materials.
Tips to get started working with a designer for your basement renovation.
Write a summary describing your purpose for remodeling your home. What elements do you like and or dislike about your home? What elements or ideas do you like and dislike about other homes or design ideas? Prioritize your ideas into a category of needs (necessary and must have) and a category of wants (desired, but not absolutely necessary).
Identify and save pictures from Houzz, Instagram, and Houzz to show the designer elements and projects that you like and may want to emulate. Try to be consistent with your favorite photos so the designer can identify your style. Share and discuss ideas with your designer. Most importantly, be open-minded to proposed changes to match your budget, maximize functionality, or incorporate new ideas.
Successful renovations always start with an established budget and project deadline. Communicate this early and often with your designer and general contractor. They will communicate which elements can be completed within your budget and timeframe and which will require additional resources.