Boosting the usability of your home this summer might be as simple as transforming your boring old basement into a game room or living space. Fixing up your basement or game room can open up options for family members and friends to hang out and spend time together. With the right designs and solutions, this room can add to your home’s flexibility and versatility. Below are a few tips to get inspire you to get your basement or game room ready for summer.
- Boost Your Energy Capacity
Chances are that your basement wasn’t built with many electrical outlets. Even a converted bedroom probably wasn’t designed with a game room in mind. In order to make your basement or game room more user-friendly and comfortable, it’s important to consider your electrical outlets. Consider adding additional outlets and carefully decide where they are placed to help keep cord clutter to a minimum.
- Ensure That Moisture and Temperature are Under Control
While this problem isn’t typically an issue if your game room is above ground, the same cannot often be said about your basement. As an area known for being damp and dank, you need to pay special attention to any moisture or temperature issues that might exist. Not only do you want your friends and family members to be comfortable and warm while they are there, but addressing any issues associated with water and temperature could increase the life of flooring, furniture, and electrical systems.
- Finish the Walls and Floor
Nothing says “welcome” to your friends and family members like a basement or game room that features finished walls and flooring. Once you have addressed any moisture issues, the possibilities are endless. Consider going with timeless decor that can change and grow with you as your needs change.
- Boost the Room’s Versatility
If you’re fortunate enough to have a basement or game room, then you have a built-in opportunity to host friends and family members who travel to your area from out of town. Simply add a Murphy bed or a wall bed from Closet & Storage Concepts. Doing so allows you to have ample space to host sleepovers and out-of-town guests without having to contend with a bed constantly taking up space in your home. Wall beds can also be built with surrounding cabinetry and storage for games, the TV, and linens.
Contact your local Closet & Storage Concepts team today to schedule your free in-home consultation and transform your basement or game room.
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