Are you still trying to find extra space to put a spare bedroom, home office or play area for the kids? Your basement or garage which is only being used for storage right now could be your answer. Basements and garages are an excellent way to add square footage to your home and utilize area that ordinarily would just sit. Before you set up the space, look at these tips to see how to transform the space first. It will save you time and energy before you move the thousands of boxes!
Define what you want the space to become: When transforming your basement or garage into an extra room there are decisions to decide on first. What do you want the space to become? An exercise room or home gym may only need adequate lighting, electrical outlets and ample space to place equipment. While a spare bedroom will need drywall put up over the concrete walls, flooring, lighting and aesthetic touches to make it a livable space that one would enjoy. Plan ahead to save money and time on the back end.
Purge and store: It will be important to clean out each space to prepare to transform into a living area. Determine if the items are still needed, or if they were just moved to the basement or garage from your previous house. For the items you are keeping, find a home for them immediately. If they are truly storage items, for example holiday decorations and seasonal items, install an organization system. This can be shelving, cabinetry, or creative storage solutions that look aesthetically pleasing.
Convert your space: The best part is to transform it into your final space that you envisioned. Get inspiration from interior magazines and online basement remodels to see what the possibilities can be for your space. Ask home improvement store personnel for help if you plan to do it yourself. If you’re hiring a contractor, explain in detail what you want with pictures if possible. When converting your space, ensure there is proper air and heating supply. Basements tend to stay cold if they are underground, therefore air conditioning may not be needed in some homes.
Epoxy Flooring (A Smart Choice) : Basement and garage floors that resists moisture are easier to clean and maintain. Epoxy resists moisture better than other substances because it is a topical sealer. The moisture resistant properties are also important for enhancing floor protection. Apart from moisture, epoxy is a highly effective dust resistant, which helps to keep the space clean with minimal cleaning. The qualities of epoxy makes it easier for cleaning in winter, particular after dust and debris gathers on the floor. A great solution whether the end use of your new transformed space is for a man cave, kids play area or an extra space for entertaining.