Have you ever wondered what a good use would be for the basement in your Santa Fe home? Is it being used for a storage area now while crying out for a greater purpose? Converting your basement into a usable space not only makes it more useful to you, but it also increases the value of your home.
Here are five ideas for converting your basement into a livable space with true purpose…
Basement Idea #1: Home Office
A two-year study by Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom showed a huge productivity gain for people who worked from home versus going to an office (see video below). More companies are allowing people to work from home. And many people are also starting their own businesses. So why not prepare now by turning your basement into a home office? What a great use for your basement! And because the basement is “removed” from the commotion of the rest of the house, it makes the perfect spot to focus on your work.
Basement Idea #2: Recreation Room
Turning a basement into a recreation room is a popular choice for people converting their basement into something usable and fun. A recreation room might consist of an arcade, man cave, home theater, or just a fun and creative space to hang out. Recreation rooms usually have nice seating areas, large-screen TV, games and sometimes a bar. Look what this person did:
Basement Idea #3: Guest Room
Some people often have friends or family who like to stay for a day or two. If this describes you then consider turning your Santa Fe basement into a stylish guest room! Santa Fe is an artistic city. Let your creative juices flow as you turn a drab room into one that will ensure your family/friends come over more often and stay longer.
Basement Idea #4: Pet Room!
Did you know that Santa Fe was named the sixth most cat lady friendly city in the world? People love their pets and many see them as part of the family. If this is you, then why not give your pets their own space to really enjoy? Turn your basement into an amazing pet room that your dog, cat, or iguana will enjoy for years to come.
Basement Idea #5: Relaxation Room
Imagine a serine room where an essential oil diffuser fills the room with lavender while you relax in a massage chair. Around you are shelves with books that you’ve been meaning to read for years. Now is the time! This is your room to relax, destress, and enjoy every moment. What a great transformation for your basement!
Do you have other basement remodeling ideas you’d like to share? If so, please add them to the Comments below. And if you do remodel your basement, we’d love to see a before and after picture!
Darlene Streit 505.920.8001
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