Why It's Time To Clear Out The Basement

12 May 2020

Right now, you might have an entire room right under your feet ready to use but it’s filled to the brim with clutter. If you have a basement, you might have neglected it for far too long. 

Your basement is the same size as the main floor of your home and it’s easy to overlook it - out of sight, out of mind and all that. The thing is, while it’s a nice home for the treadmill that you don't use anymore, and it’s filled with boxes that have all those photographs from your childhood, it can’t stay that way!

So, it’s time you finished the basement and stopped using it as a storage cubby. You need to start using this prime real estate, and when you do, you’ll add value to the home and give your family an extra room to move around in. Let’s take a look at some of the best reasons you should clear it out.

  1. It Could Be An Office.
    Your basement could be the new place you do your work from. We’re in the middle of a pandemic, and so an office space will be invaluable to you to work from home. You can finish the space and give yourself a specific area to work in that makes sense for your home business.

  2. It Could Be A Games Room.
    Do you have teenagers? Whether you do or not, a games room is an excellent idea! You need somewhere to relax and unwind, and a gaming space can add inexplicable value to your house. The best part about this idea is that there's no singular theme, and you can customise it to suit exactly what you want. For example, you could set it up as a personal relaxation area for smoking in and storing your dab torch and other equipment if marijuana is something you enjoy. Then, if you choose to sell one day, you can list it with a games room. If you have teenagers, they have a space to chill out with their friends.

  3. It Could Be A Rental Space.
    Your basement - if big enough - can transform into a space for rent. It doesn't have to be more than a studio apartment with a bathroom and a kitchenette, but it could be the perfect added space. Upgrade the house exterior to include a door that leads directly to the basement so that your tenant has their own entrance to the house.

  4. It Could Be An Entertainment Area.
    Whether you choose a built-in bar or you want to install a large sofa and a TV for football games, you could have an entire room in the house dedicated to making you happy. You can entertain friends and your family and keep all of the fun downstairs and away from the main living areas.

  5. It Could Be For The Kids.
    Are you done with toys littering the house? It’s time to turn the basement into the playroom. Layer up with gorgeous rugs and add a sofa for somewhere soft and gentle to read to the kids. Add storage for toys and you have the perfect play space for the children to enjoy.

  6. It Could Be Therapeutic.
    The last reason to clear out the basement is that you really need to sort through your things. You are wasting space and sorting all of the clutter will help you!