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We don’t know about you, but there are few things that we find quite as promising as the untapped potential of an unfinished space, like that lying in the basement recesses of many of our homes. Turn your next round of home renovation efforts towards your basement and turn an unfinished space into the bonus room you have always wanted. Consider one of these project options when it comes time to transform your basement from a dark and dreary dungeon into a room that your family will love to use for years to come!

Home Theater:

Are you looking to avoid long lines and

exorbitant ticket prices? Bring your theater viewing experience into your home. The ideal space for a home theater is 20’ in length and 13’ feet in width. However, home theaters can be constructed through something as dramatic as building a theater wing off your basement family room, to something as simple as converting a spare bedroom that is at least 12’ x 12.’

Common elements of a home theater remodel include insulating interior walls to help contain sound and pre-wiring your room’s surround sound system for optimum audio quality. Create great lines of sight by sloping the floors to aid screen viewing, installing theater seating, or by relying on platforms to form graduated seating. Installing wall sconce lighting and other dimming light options, will create the perfect viewing atmosphere.

Basement Bar:

Are you still looking for that bar where everybody knows your name? Build your own in the form of a basement bar. For the most entertainment options, consider a wet bar complete with a sink and

plumbing system. In addition to the bar itself, great bar projects should also include conversational seating and entertainment in the form of a billiards table, jukebox, or television focal point! For the wine connoisseur in your family, consider adding a climate controlled wine cellar.

Craft Space:

Are you looking for the perfect room to complete your scrapbook, finish a sewing

project, or just work on crafts with the kids? A dedicated space is perfect for the home crafter! Open work spaces, bright lights, and plenty of storage space for supplies and works in-progress will help turn your drab basement into an inspirational retreat.

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