Thinking of finishing your basement?  Maybe you already have a finished basement, but you are redecorating.  Whatever the case may be, a basement has proven to be a value-added space in homes today.  If you’re interested in learning more about the value of basement, may I suggest this article? However, if you are considering basement design, let’s chat about that for a minute.  Rather than slapping in some drywall, carpet and perhaps a bathroom or a kitchenette and calling it a day consider these questions.

How will this space be used?

What’s is the primary function of this space?

What am I missing in my current home?

Do I want this space to be an extension of the home, or act as a completely separate area?

Will guests hang out here?

There are many different directions you could go when repurposing or finishing your basement.

Mancave

Family Room

Mother in Law Suite

AirBnB option

These are just some of the most common scenarios.  Some food for thought if you are in or considering this process.  While you chew on that, I’ll leave you with a this or that.  Mancave vs Family Room are often top contenders when it comes to basement space.  Which do you like better?