- Divide it into two rooms
Your basement may be large enough to divide it into two separate rooms. This can be perfect for a big family. You can convert one side into an office and the other into a play area. Or, build a bar on one side and a media room on the other. The options are limitless. For some inspiration, you can check out finished basement ideas on Pinterest.
To divide the rooms, you have two main options. You can install a real wall in the basement that divides the spaces. But if you want a construction-free alternative, you can place up a divider. A room divider curtain creates a visible barrier that temporarily separates your space. With this option, you can always open up the curtain to open your space again.
- Create the ultimate home gym
Why drive to the gym when you can workout from the convenience of your own home? A basement is large enough to be the space for the ultimate home gym. You can start with the floor. Laminate is an affordable option that looks great, and the flooring won’t soak up sweat. If you want hardwood with a combination of soft flooring, you can always cover your floor with foam mats.
Outfit your gym with all your favorite workout accessories. You may want to consider putting in a television so you can watch workout videos. And a surround sound system is a great way to keep you musically motivated during workouts. With a little work, your gym can be nicer than any of your local fitness clubs.
- Make another bathroom
If you have a big family, you probably have a shortage of bathrooms. But your basement is full of empty space, and it’s the perfect place for a new bathroom. You can either create a new bathroom for the kids or one that is your exclusive spa. Either way, you don’t have to go small with your new addition. Get plans made up for a bathroom that people will envy. To make up of the inconvenience of being downstairs, you can go all out.
You might install a rain shower or a jacuzzi. Or, you could add a television into the room to make it a sanctuary. No matter what you decide to do, make sure it’s equipped with the best bath products. You can look online at for recommendations. With a little effort, it can be the bathroom that everyone fights over.
Making the most of your space
You don’t need to let your basement sit around being unused. Your house is bigger than you think. Why not make the most of all the space in your house? When you’re done, you may find that your basement becomes the place for everyone to be.