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5 Creative Ideas for Your Finished Basement

5 Creative Ideas for Your Finished Basement Clawson, MI

Many homeowners never realize the potential that lies just beneath their feet.

Finishing your basement not only increases living space, but also adds value to your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, homeowners can expect a 69% return on investment for basement remodels.

In this blog post, our Oakland County home remodelers will go over basement remodeling ideas so that you can get the most out of your finished basement. For more information, we recommend contacting a contractor near you that offers basement remodeling services.

Home Gym

After a long day at work, it can be hard finding the motivation to get off the couch, get in your car, and drive to the gym. However, with a home gym, all you have to do is walk downstairs. Basement home gyms are convenient, private, and customized to your personal fitness goals.

For example, our basement remodelers can help you design and build a space that will accommodate exercise equipment like treadmills and weight benches. We recommend installing durable flooring like rubber or carpet tiles that will be able to absorb impact and require little maintenance.

Media Room or Home Theater

A basement renovation contractor will be able to design the perfect space for your basement media room or home theater. To ensure you have the perfect movie-watching experience, a contractor will make sure your home theater is located away from sources of light and noise. A basement contractor is also able to install soundproofing carpets and custom drywall so you can experience movies the same way you would in the theater. A media room is different from a home theater because it can be used for more than just watching movies.

Guest Suite

It costs less money to remodel your basement that it does to build an addition to your home. For this reason, more and more homeowners are deciding to add basement bedrooms to accommodate guests. We also recommend adding a basement bathroom so that your guests don’t have far to go.

Adding a bedroom or bathroom to your basement costs less than a home addition because the walls, floor, and ceiling are already built. Keep in mind that to make your bedroom code-compliant, you may need to cut through the foundation to install an egress window (emergency exit).

Basement Bar

Skip the local bar and enjoy having all your favorite beers on tap in your very own basement bar. Whether you want to casually hang out with friends or throw a party, a basement bar is the perfect backdrop for get-togethers. Unlike at the neighborhood bar, you never have to worry about unwanted company or long lines for the bathroom. A basement bar allows you to entertain guests in style.

Home Office

Since basements are located beneath the main living space, they muffle a lot of sound. If you work from home, or bring your work home with you, you may benefit from a basement home office. Working in a basement office removes you from many of the distractions that happen in the kitchen and living room.

A remodeled basement also gives you the opportunity to customize your workspace and make it look professional for conducting business meetings. A basement contractor will make sure your home office has everything you need, from internet connection to plenty of light.


The Oakland County basement remodelers at Kastler Construction, Inc. are dedicated to making sure you are completely satisfied with your newly remodeled basement. If you are interested in our basement remodeling services, be sure to schedule your free consultation with us at (248) 655-5580.