Moving into a home or having one built above a basement can provide a fantastic space for many wonderful activities. The following basement decorating ideas can help jump start your creative juices. The goal of this article is to touch on a few interesting entertainment ideas that can contribute to a few different lifestyles.
There are of course a couple of questions regarding the space beneath the home. Is the area completed or is it in need of flooring and drywall or paneling? Have the walls already been painted and all of the trimmings put in place? If the idea is to decorate starting from scratch, then the world is your oyster, so to say.
Many basements consist of more than one open space. One or more bedrooms, a bathroom that contains a tub, toilet and sink may have been installed also. In a case such as this the decoration project may be a bit more involved due to the need for additional planning and purchases.
Hang in there with us as we take a brief look at a few steps that must be taken to get the area implementing your basement decorating ideas:
Step one would be to decide on what type of flooring to install. This step may sound a bit easier than it actually is. But yet it does not have to be so frustrating that someone would want to bang their head against the wall in frustration. The idea is to carefully consider what purpose the area will serve.
Due to the lower temperatures in this space during the hottest time of the year, many people often choose to utilize the area as a family room. It is important to consider future problems that commonly occur as a result of heavy traffic. It would be a good idea to stick with sealed concrete flooring, durable tile or even carpet. There are a number of other options available also.
Step two most definitely should be the completion of all walls and ceilings before moving any furniture into the space. This can also prevent possible paint or stain spills from getting on the furniture.
Step three should be the inclusion of any light sockets, electrical outlets and even digital network wiring. This will save a great deal of heartache well into the future.
Needless to say, preventing as much future stress and frustration is definitely a must when dealing with this lower-level of the home. It is already a major chore to carry furniture down the stairs and in between the rooms that occupy the basement.
Now it is time to create an entertaining atmosphere. Will the environment be use to entertain guests? Serve as an area for the family to gather around computers and televisions?
The ideas for making the room a world of entertainment are abundant. The addition of a pool table, big screen TV for gaming and even an old-school dart board would provide a great deal of enjoyment. Add in a cozy sectional couch and recliners for that extra bit of comfort.