Basement Remodeling Trends for 2022
As a new year begins, there’s always the temptation to remodel and refresh!
One area of your home you may be wanting to give new life to is your basement.
Over the last two years, we’ve all been spending more time at home, and your needs may have changed.
Whether you need a home office, an extra space for watching movies or hanging out with your family, or a workout area, the basement is a great place to make it happen.
Here are 5 basement remodeling projects to tackle in 2022:
- Updated mudroom: If you have an entry on the basement level of your home, a great mudroom is perfect for the space. Storage space for shoes, coats, and even an area to unload groceries or packages will make coming home less stressful and more efficient. Some homeowners may also want to put the laundry area in the mudroom, so space for folding and stacking clothes as well as a place to hang longer items is essential. Add easy-to-clean luxury vinyl flooring, and the room will be all set.
- Second family room: If you want to keep it light and bright, you can use light colored carpeting and recessed lighting to create a second family room that doesn’t feel dark and dingy. Use wood accents and comfy furniture to make this a place your family and friends will want to hang out.
- Wet bar basement: With plenty of seating and a bar, your basement can be entertainment central. Consider a wall-mounted fireplace and cozy accents like throw pillows and blankets to warm up the space!
- Modern home gym: Looking for a space to work out? The basement is a great place for this! Use large mirrors to make the space seem bigger (so you can make sure you’re using proper form) and consider putting tile down if it’s not there already to add a simple finish.
- Home office: Still working from home or have kids who need to do homework or virtual schooling? The basement is a great place to create a quiet office. Consider built-ins and bookshelves to give the room a studious feel. Keep it simple with good lighting and a nice desk, and this spot will be a great place to focus and get work done.
When looking to add living space to a home, basements are too often overlooked. Our designers and craftsmen can turn that dark, unused space into the perfect space for entertaining, a home office, theater room, or a cozy gathering spot for your family.
Good basement remodeling contractors are hard to find! We work hard to make every experience with us a great one, but don’t take it from us! Listen to one of our happy clients:
“I have nothing but good things to say about Alpha and what they did for us and our house. What Alpha says they will do, they do. Everyone I talked to had a horror story about contractors. Alpha is an anti-horror story. Alpha is that rarest of commodities – a genuinely reliable contractor.”
Contact us today to get started on your basement remodel!
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