Basement Remodel Ideas for More Square Footage

It’s well known that adding more livable square footage anywhere in your house will increase the home’s value. Most homeowners don’t have extra space to play with above ground, so they turn to the basement, making basement conversions a popular home remodel project.

With all that extra space to convert into livable square footage and so many great design options out there, it can be confusing as to what to do with it. Start by brainstorming what your current home is lacking and how your family would best use the space.

Perhaps the teenagers in your family need a place to hang out, or you need a home office away from the chaos of the house. Below are some basement remodel ideas to consider as inspiration when you’re ready to put that unused square footage to good use.

Entertaining Area

Adding an entertaining area to your home for your family and friends might look like a home bar, a recreational area complete with pool tables and other games, or a movie theater. No matter how you design it, having an extra entertaining area in the house will be valuable if you entertain often.

Home Office

Especially now that many of us are working from home, a home office is a great option for a room in a basement conversion. It will be far away from distractions upstairs and spacious enough to not feel cramped, leading to increased productivity.

Home Gym

No space for a home gym upstairs? No problem. Convert your unused living space in the basement into a home gym with all the equipment you use most at the gym. Stay at home to work out and eliminate your commute time to the gym.

Kids Playroom/Teenagers’ Hangout Room

Kids playrooms and teenager hangouts are common in basement remodels because there’s plenty of room for toys, games, comfortable couches and more. If the kids are tired of having no where to go to call their own, a finished basement is a good option.

Extra Bedroom

Maybe the in-laws come into town often, or friends frequently visit from out of town. If an extra bedroom is needed, a basement remodel can solve that problem. Create a guest bedroom with privacy in your basement and put that unused square footage to good use.

Our qualified professional home remodeling team can assist you in creating the home of your dreams. For more information on our Long Island-based remodeling contractors, email us or call (516) 481-4707. Center Island Contracting is your premiere contractor on Long Island in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc.