Have you turned your basement into a spare bedroom? It’s okay if someone lives there full-time, but it’s a waste if it sits empty most of the year. Think about turning it into a room you can enjoy all the time.
If you enjoy working out, you can build a great gym. Families who love watching movies would appreciate a home theater with comfy recliners. Let’s discuss a few other ideas you should take into consideration.
1. Start Offering Cooking Classes
You don’t need to sit in front of a computer to work from home. Just find a way to charge clients for a service when they visit. If you enjoy cooking, it’s possible to turn your basement into a large kitchen with quality equipment.
You can offer cooking classes to people looking to learn a new skill. Do you know how to make delicious Thai or Indian food? Can you cook homemade pizzas from scratch? Take advantage of your knowledge to create a business.
2. Party With Friends On Weekends
Guy Solomon, owner of Penguin Basements, says many past customers build bars in their basements. It’s a great idea if you enjoy drinking with your friends at the weekend because you won’t need to pay for taxis home.
If you have a dance floor in your basement, you’ll be able to dance the night away. Install a pole if you want things to get a little x-rated. You won’t spend as much going out, so your basement bar will pay for itself.
3. Create A Massive Soft Play Area
I’m sure your kids love it when you take them to a soft play area. Children can spend all day messing around without getting bored. If you build an indoor play area in your basement, it will be the busiest room in your home.
If you spend time looking around online, you’ll find deals on cheap equipment. Ask your kids to help you choose everything to make sure you get it right. Once people find out, they’ll be the envy of all their friends.
4. Relaxing In A Professional Spa
How do you usually relax when you get in from work? I hope you don’t sit in front of the TV watching Netflix while eating cartons of ice cream. Even though you’ll feel relaxed, it’s not very good for your health.
Instead, head down to the basement to relax in your professional spa. Lie in the sensory deprivation tank, sit in the sauna, or chill out in the hot tub. It’s the ideal way to eliminate stress after a hard day at work.
5. Building The Ultimate Man Cave
Once you get older, it’s possible to let all your childhood fantasies come to life. You’ve finally got money to spend on a huge TV, arcade games, a pinball machine, and other things you’ll find in the best man caves.
It’s the perfect place to watch football with a few beers. I’m sure females will be able to create a great woman cave too, which would be the perfect place to drink a bottle of wine while watching episodes of The Bachelor.
Start Writing Down Ideas
You can turn your basement into almost anything you want, so start writing down ideas when they pop into your head.