Are you finally ready to complete your unfinished basement? Well, you’ve come to the right place if you are looking for ideas on how to use your new livable space! There are so many options on what you can create when you decide to finish your basement, so here are five of the best ideas for that unfinished space.

Extra Living Room

An extra living room is probably the most common thing people turn their basement into. It gives your family an extra space to hang out. It’s especially nice for bigger families who want multiple spaces to relax, watch tv, or have an extra space for kids to play.

Additional Bedroom

If your family is growing, then you might want to consider adding an extra bedroom in the basement. Even if you don’t need it for your immediate family, an extra bedroom can serve as a guest room if you have friends or family coming to visit. Adding an extra bedroom is also likely to add value to your home when you’re ready to sell it!

Home Gym

Staying active is important to your health, so why not use some space in your basement for a home gym? Not only will this save you money on a gym membership, but it may also be easier to work up some motivation to get a workout in when you only have to walk down a flight of stairs as opposed to driving to a gym.

Theater / Game Room

Who hasn’t dreamed of having a home movie theater or game room? Sure, this is more of a luxury than a necessity, but if you have the budget and additional space then this is a fun idea. It will also give you a great excuse to have family movie or game nights.

Playroom

 

Tired of your kids’ toys cluttering up the main level of your home? You may want to consider adding a dedicated playroom where you can store your children’s toys and free up some much-needed space upstairs. This will help to keep the mess off the main level while giving your kids an area all to themselves.