Basements can come in many different shapes and sizes, and they can contain various colors and decorations. They can be used for several different purposes (recreation room, additional bedroom, etc.) and their floors can be made of materials such as hardwood, carpet, or vinyl. Although basement remodeling and finishing may seem like arduous projects, you can add significant value to your home by doing one or the other. According to one report by Remodeling magazine, the average basement remodel in the United States yielded a 70.3% return on investment.
Top Northern VA Basement Remodeling Trends
Homeowners throughout northern Virginia have chosen to renovate their basements in all sorts of ways in recent years. Whether they wish to use this space as a playroom, an extra bedroom, or a gym, a basement often reflects these homeowners’ unique styles and preferences. Let’s look closely at seven of these trends:
Dedicated Sports Rooms
A sports room in your basement can take the idea of a home gym to the next level, in a certain sense. In a sports room, you and your family and friends can be as wild as you wish and not disturb other people. Aside from traditional sports equipment like small basketball hoops and mini hockey goals, you can also add tables for games associated with sports, such as ping-pong, air hockey, and pool.
Enclosed Theater Rooms
If you are a cinephile, an enclosed theater room is an excellent idea for a basement remodel. This is because a room like that is perhaps the closest you can come to being in a real movie theater, especially if you add features such as LED floor lights and surround sound.
A more simple alternative for your basement, if you wish to have a big screen there, is to create an open TV space. This option will likely be significantly more inexpensive and take less time to bring to life.
Finished Guest Bedrooms
This design idea may be worth strongly considering if you frequently have guests (family or friends) stay at your house. You can even include a bathroom, a closet or dresser, and an armchair or small loveseat. Be sure to also include sufficient lighting in this bedroom, even if this just means putting one lamp in the corner. If set up correctly, this room may even feel like a hotel suite!
Play Nooks For Kids
One of the ideal places to set up a cozy little play nook for your children is right underneath the stairs that lead to the basement. You can set up some couch cushions, pillows, and blankets, as well as any stuffed toys they like to play with.
Personal Home Gyms
If you’re a fitness enthusiast, setting up a home gym can help you remain in shape while enjoying the comfort of your own home (and saving money). You can add a treadmill, an elliptical, a mat for sit-ups, and weights, among other equipment. If you have space and budget for a sauna or steam room, go ahead and incorporate this into your home gym as well.
Basement With An Open Concept
As its name indicates, an open-concept basement is one that appears like one large open space, rather than multiple areas divided by walls. With this type of design, you can make optimal use of your basement without reducing your square footage in order to put up walls. Additionally, if your basement has windows, the sunlight can stream in more “evenly” if there are no walls in the middle to reflect off of. You can also potentially be able to put larger furniture in an open-concept basement.
Home Mini Bars
Imagine having your own personal mini-bar so that you and your friends can enjoy a few drinks and possibly even watch a game (if you have a TV in your basement). All you have to do is see exactly how much space you have to work with and then add countertops, stools, a draft beer pump, and some cupboards or shelves.
Reach Out To Professional Basement Remodeling Contractors
Contact the experts at Monumental Contractors in Chantilly for more information on basement remodeling trends in northern Virginia. We are a family-owned-and-operated contracting company dedicated to serving the DC Metro Area. We strive to uphold our core values of integrity, quality, accountability, and respect in every project we undertake.
The team at Monumental will always work hard to help you achieve your unique design style for your basement, regardless of what this is. Our basement remodeling process always includes an initial consultation and design agreement, a prep and pre-construction meeting to address logistics and timeline, and a construction and quality check. The last step of the process consists of a final walk-through inspection to verify that every question has been answered. Call Monumental Contractors today at (703) 552-9626 or contact us online to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services.