3 Ways to Upgrade Your Basement

After living in your home for a few years you may decide you want or need to re-claim that cluttered space in your basement for more useable family space. When deciding to have your basement remodeled or finished, consider going all out. Experts say that one of the best ways to increase the value of your home is to upgrade your home’s basement. The investment you make will not only add value to your home, it will allow you to create more space for enjoyment with family and friends. Here are just three ideas to consider when upgrading your basement.

Incorporate a Media Room


One of the most common additions to a high-end basement is a media room. These rooms allow for movie and television viewing in style. Consider working with a company that specializes in creating the best theater-style experience inside your own home. You will want to consider the important additions of media essentials such as audio and video equipment as well as seating and viewing options.

To go all out, consider the overall design of the media room. For many families, completing the basement media room includes the addition of the little extras such as isle lighting, a popcorn machine, and for some even a candy and soda bar. With the completion of a media room you and your family will find that movie night is even more fun!

Create an Open Space for Entertaining


If your home does not have the space to allow for a separate media room, consider a high-end multi-purpose room for entertaining that will allow you to create a place for family and friends to gather. These rooms incorporate many of the elements of a media room without being completely walled off from the rest of the house. Often the addition of a kitchen or wet bar makes the space more like a local pub or sports bar than a basement family room. With stylish finishes and activity-centric additions such as a pool table, foosball table, arcade machines or game tables, you’ll find many excuses to invite friends and family to your home for fun and relaxing gatherings.

 Make Upgrades to Bathrooms and Guest Spaces

In addition to making your basement welcoming for entertainment events, a basement upgrade can also create the perfect oasis for guests to stay. You can turn your basement into the perfect guest suite by adding luxury upgrades to bathrooms and remaking guest bedrooms to feel as warm, inviting and comfortable as a classy hotel suite. According to experts, you can take your basement accommodations from minimal to classy in no time at all. Going all out allows you to focus on every surface, use high end materials, and create a space that has guests feeling like they entered a five star hotel. Consider the details, such as creating a spa feeling in the bathroom, choosing comfortable and elegant furnishings for bedrooms, and finishing everything off with fine linens and brushed metal details.

Creating an ultimate living space in your basement will not only provide you with many new uses for what was once an underused part of the house, but with high-end additions you’ll also be adding tremendous value to your home. When you choose to use high end finishes and create welcoming entertaining spaces you will soon realize that you can create a vacation home right within your own basement.

If you would like to talk about ideas for remodeling or renovating your home in Fairfax, Mclean, Springfield, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church VA, reach out to us at Foster Remodeling. Call now for a free consultation!