Monday, October 7, 2013

From Basement to Recreation Room

Remodeling your basement is a great way to add a new room to your home without actually building one. With the right design, furnishing, and decorations, you can transform what may otherwise be a little-used area in your home into a functional new room. In fact, a basement can be converted into a cozy recreation room for the family.

In converting your basement to a recreation room, you would want to optimize the space as much as possible. This can mean using furniture that can easily be moved from one spot to another, including movable sofas and ottomans, and customized storage spaces. An open, unobstructed design can help create a continuous flow and allow for less restricted movement among the occupants.

The use of light and neutral colors on the walls and furniture can also help create a more spacious feel. Additionally, adequate lighting is very important. A well-lighted room can give a sense of more space, and do away with the cramped, “dungeon-like” feel often associated with basements. Likewise, letting in as much outdoor light as possible can be very effective in making a basement room feel more spacious. An existing window may be enlarged, if possible, to enhance the sense of an open space.

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