If you're like many Americans, you may use your basement as a catch-all glorified closet for the unwanted stuff you don't have room for elsewhere in your house: things like antiques, family heirlooms, old photo albums, and holiday decorations. In such an instance, you may feel as though your basement is a lost cause, a place of discomfort and disorganization, a room that's just not as aesthetically pleasing as the rest of your home. This need not be the case. In fact, if you follow some of the simple tips found below, you can even add a small kitchen to your basement so you don't even have to go upstairs during the big game!
Lighting is a crucial component in making a room peaceful and calming. The proper kind of lighting in the appropriate amounts can completely change the ambiance of a room. Some may think this requires going out and buying expensive light fixtures that add sterile and unnatural light, raising raise your electric bill in the process.
However, the simple addition of an egress window, you can add beauty and natural light to your basement, creating a serene and calming atmosphere without adding energy-draining light fixtures. Egress windows are wider and deeper than the average window, allowing for more natural light to enter your basement. With the amount of sunlight these windows let in, it'll feel almost as though your basement is above ground instead of below it!
You may want to do a kitchen remodel, or you could just add a kitchen to your basement for convenience. Kitchen remodeling is one of the best ways you can increase the value of your home, so adding one to your basement can only benefit you.