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Too often, basements are left as dark storage rooms. Only used when one needs to store old clothes, electronics, or furniture. This doesn’t have to be the case. When renovated right, basements are capable of becoming one of the most entertaining rooms of the house. Through this article, we will show you how to turn your basement into the center of entertainment.
Stop the moisture
Because of where it’s located, basements tend to be damp. The room’s moisture is the first thing you should address when transforming your basement into an entertainment room. Minor issues that involve dampness can usually be fixed with just a dehumidifier. If you are experiencing moisture problems even with using a dehumidifier, you may have to consider waterproofing the room to stop puddles and leaks.
Light up the room
Basements tend to be dark because they are underground. This can cause it to give off a gloomy vibe. Proper lighting is one way to change the vibe from depressing to lively. Make the most out of natural lighting available in the room. To make the room look clean and spacious, overhead lighting is suggested to be used. This can be paired with lamps and string lights to provide better lighting accents.
Add a projector
Installing a projector is the fastest way to transform your basement into an entertainment room. You can hook up the projector to a computer, laptop, or video game console, allowing different kinds of activities the moment you add it. Don’t forget to pair it with a great couch. With just these things, you instantly have a room where you can watch movies or play video games in.
Set up a bar
Having a basement bar will allow you to enjoy having food and drinks with your friends and family while you chill by your basement without having to go upstairs. The bar’s countertop will help give it a “bar” vibe. Wood is a great option as it is cheap and has a classic feel. After putting up a bar and stools, consider adding a fridge as well.
Soundproof the room
When you plan to have activities in your basement, there is bound to be noise coming out of the room. This may cause it to be too loud in other places of your house and might possibly bother your neighbors. If you find it difficult to soundproof your room, consult a soundproofing specialist is one way to reduce the sound that escapes your basement.
Add a bathroom
It can get tiring having to go upstairs every time someone has to use the bathroom. Adding a basement toilet, sink, or even a shower can resolve that. Certain types of amenities may have to be used because the pipe system may be different underground as compared to the ones above. A great bathroom will always leave a good impression on your guest and visitors.
Clean the ceiling
Usually, a basement’s ceiling isn’t exactly an appealing sight. Wires, pipes, hanging nails, ducts – these are some of the many different things you may find on your ceiling. Installing drop ceilings is one way of covering them. If you are on a tight budget, you can also hide them with paint.