A finished basement is just that: it’s finished. This means that whatever plans the original home builder had in mind for this space it’s now complete. Many homes have unfinished basements represented by sparse flooring or skeletons of wall frames. This is where the washer and dryer has been set up but very little else. That’s a shame because an unfinished basement is just a waste of valuable space. With a little imagination and investment you could turn your unfinished basement into a cozy room for the whole family to enjoy. You’ll also be increasing the value of your home at the same time.
Basements don’t have to become dank storage spots for all our collected junk. Instead, with a little insulation and dry wall, you can turn a basement into the quintessential home theatre. What this does is move the family TV viewing and video game playing downstairs allowing the rest of the home to have the occasional moments of peace and quiet. By building your home theatre from scratch, you’ll be able to add custom touches like sunken speakers with invisible wires, adjustable track lighting and special home theatre seating.
While this might all seem like an extravagance, when you consider the exorbitant amount of money spent on taking the family out to the movies, it’s easy to see where a home theatre could pay for itself in no time. You’ve probably already have a great HDTV and Blu Ray player. All you’re going to do is transfer that down into the basement for a better viewing experience. First, you need to clean out that basement. This is where some folks get tripped up.
It’s hard getting through life without collecting a certain amount of junk. The more family members you have the more junk you accumulate. Most of that junk ends up down in the basement. Want to know the official definition of junk? If you don’t use something at least once every six months then it’s junk. (Holiday decorations excluded!). If you go by that barometer you’ll certainly have a lot to throw out. Don’t take this on by yourself. Instead, schedule an appointment with a team of experienced junk haulers like Junk King Colorado Springs who will have the right amount of man power and truck space needed to clear out your basement. Junk King will be doing all the heavy lifting. You don’t have to be embarrassed by asking them to take out that bulk sofa or old fridge. These guys are happy to do so.
As soon as you get all of that junk out of your basement, you’ll really be able to see the possibilities for a remodel. And if your basement is already “finished” but has still become the family storage bin, then isn’t it time to reclaim that space? After all, did you buy the house to live or to store junk?