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Home is where you spend a significant amount of your time, which is why it’s important for you to feel comfortable and surrounded by what makes you happy. Remodeling your home can be an exciting process, whereby you can make your dream home a reality - one room or one floor at a time! A basement may not be on the top of a homeowners remodel list, but it can make a huge difference in the overall resale value of your home as there are so many fantastic transformations that can be done to it. At Holland Homes, we want to provide our readers with any tips and tricks we can think of for your next remodeling project.

Deciding to remodel any part of your home can be overwhelming. Planning exactly what you need in order to pull off a successful renovation is crucial to its success.

Have a budget: Make sure you know what price range you are looking for. Setting a budget is the key to understanding what kind of remodel you can afford and what you can achieve with the dollar amount set.

Contractor: Selecting a contractor that works within your budget, is professional, and strives to develop a good relationship with you is important. The contractor will make sure your project is completed without a hitch.

Schedule: Make sure you set a time schedule for when you want things to be completed by. Knowing what you want and when you want it will help the contractor gauge the size of the project and you can manage timelines and expectations together.

I want to remodel my basement - what are my options?

The possibilities of a basement remodel are endless! How you want to use it is the tough decision, but there is sure to be an option that suits you. Many people use basements for entertainment purposes or working out. Remodeling your basement will give your home that extra appeal. Some fun and different remodeling ideas include:

  • Movie theatre
  • At-home gym
  • Bar
  • Arcade
  • Unique extra living space

Movie Theatre

Converting a room in your basement to a movie theatre is a fun way to bring the cinematic experience right to your home. With popular streaming services taking over, you can have your favorite films and TV shows right at your fingertips. Not only is a theatre room great to watch your favorite movies, your new big screen is a great way to immerse yourself in sports games. Remember though, no movie or game watching is complete unless you have snacks. During your remodel take this into consideration and add something unique like a snack bar and, include a popcorn machine and a mini fridge! What is more enjoyable than reclining in a comfortable chair, popcorn in hand and your favorite movie playing on your very own big screen?

Gym

Save on an expensive gym membership by putting one in your very own home! This is not only a great way to save you money but also saves you time. The convenience of having a proper gym in your own home in unrivaled - no more waiting around when somebody is using your favorite work out machine. The best part about creating your own at-home gym is that you can tailor it to your own needs and interests. By including the equipment that you enjoy the most, you will be more motivated and get closer to accomplishing your fitness goals.

Bar

Be the life of the party with a built-in bar and perhaps some high bar tables and stools. What a great way to spruce up your dinner parties and help you entertain your guests. You can tailor your built-in-bar to your entertaining needs. Adding a wine fridge, beer tap, spirits cabinet and glassware cabinet not only looks great, but will meet all your entertaining needs. And, don’t forget the mini fridge to have snacks on standby. If that’s not your style you can also add an at-home soda or juice bar to your new renovation.

Arcade

If you have kids, or you just like to channel your inner child, consider an arcade for your basement remodel. An arcade is a great way for kids to play with their friends, adults to blow off some steam after a stressful day of work, or add a little competition to the family game night. You might include a pool table, ping pong table, air hockey table and, even old-school machines like pinball. Adding an arcade is an extremely fun way to use your basement and another great way to entertain guests.

Living space

Great conversations are the catalyst for great relationships. Why not create a unique space for family and friends to hang out? Adding different cozy elements in a remodel can make your basement a fun and comfortable place to be surrounded by the people you love. It can also be a great way to sneak away if you need some alone time - or if somebody’s hogging the television upstairs.

Not every remodel needs to be a huge project. You can do smaller things to add to the overall value and presentation of your home. Changing something as simple as paint colors and a few throw pillows can make a big difference in the unique look of your basement. Some simple steps you can take to remodel your basement are:
  • Change up the paint
  • Pick new flooring
  • Upgrade your appliances
  • Add a fireplace
  • Choose a retro theme or similar and purchase unique furniture for this space

If you need to refresh your space, home renovations can give your house new life. Holland Homes offers a range of remodeling services not only for your basement, but any other part of your home too. Call us at (334) 332-7157 and let us help you spruce up your home!

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