If you’re getting tired of the same old, same old basement and want to add some spark to it, here are some creative ideas you might love. Renovating a basement can be a great project especially when you add some of your personal creative flair to it.
A fitness room with glass doors
If you’ve been putting off adding a fitness room to your basement because you have small children and don’t want them to get hurt, here’s an exciting idea to consider. Create a fitness room with glass doors that overlook your children’s play area. This way you’ll be able to work out while supervising your young kids. You’ll be multi-tasking and your children will still know that you’re in the immediate area.
This glass door idea can work with other types of rooms as well. You may want to set up an office, a sewing room, a man cave, or any other type of personal space that you want. This way, you can get your stuff done while overseeing your children at the same time.
A kid’s playroom
Take a look around the Internet for some exciting ideas for playrooms. If you have little girls, for instance, the whole area can be transformed into a princess castle with some simple paint designs and fabric. If you have a young son as well, part of the room can be turned into a moat where a fierce dragon lives that needs to be slayed. These projects and many others can be done on a limited budget. Take a look through other people’s designs and it may get your own creative juices flowing. This makes a fantastic family project that your kids can help with!
When you have three or four people that live in a home, you’ll often also have three or four collections going on at the same time. If you find that your house is getting cluttered upstairs, you can create a collection haven downstairs in the basement. Designate specific areas to certain collections. The basement can look beautiful when all of the collectibles are displayed properly and it will clear up some of the upstairs clutter from your home.
Call of the wild
Some people these days are creating a type of nature room down in their basements. This is a place where nature items are added to create a sense of peace and harmony in the home. If you’re a city dweller and don’t get out to enjoy nature as much as you’d like, you can put together a nature sanctuary in your own home that you can retreat to when the city life starts to get to you.
If you’re planning on building a man cave, why not make it look just like a cave? With simple paints and a brush you can create the look of a natural cave. It’s a fun idea, easy to accomplish and can be a fantastic weekend project that you can do together with your buddies over a few cold drinks.