Doing a basement remodel is a great way to add usable space and value to your home. However, many people decide to remodel their basement without really putting a lot of thought into what they really want. It’s important if you want to get the most for your money and transform your basement into a truly usable space that you come up with a good plan about what you want the final result to be. Here are five ideas to consider.

  1. Apartment

One great option is to transform the basement into an apartment. If you really don’t need the extra space, this can be a great idea that can even provide a little money in return.

  1. Gym

If you, like most people, feel you could use more exercise, then you can ditch all the excuses and costs of gym memberships by putting in your own home gym. This may not work for every basement remodel due to ceiling heights, but if you can make it work, it can be a great way to transform the space.

  1. Kitchen

For some people, a basement kitchen can be an ideal option. This might be great if your kitchen is small or if you entertain a lot and could use additional kitchen space.

  1. Living Room

A remodel can be a great way to add more living space to your room. Changing your basement into a living room can be the perfect option if you have teens that would like their own space to hang out.

  1. Bathroom

If you have only one bathroom in your home, you might want to consider adding a bathroom in the basement. Bathrooms can add great value to a home.  


Knowing what you want to do with the space before embarking on a basement remodel can make the project go much more smoothly. In the end, you can help ensure you will be happy with the project, too.