Basement conversions are the ideal solution to extend your living space and add value to your property so that you can cash in when the time comes to sell your home.
Whether you feel your family needs the extra space, or if you simply want to design a room that is uniquely yours in the house, one of the great things about undertaking a conversion project is that as long as the space has been properly waterproofed then the opportunity is there to create whatever you desire. Let’s take a look at some of the options available to you to turn that extra space into the basement conversion of your dreams.
Home Gym Or Gym Membership?
Despite the best of intentions to get in tip top shape, family commitments, long commutes and drawn out working hours mean that many of us find it difficult to squeeze in the time required to travel to our local gym, put in a shift, shower and get back home at a reasonable time. Transforming your basement into a home fitness centre however, would kick your fitness regime into gear and allow you to work out whenever is convenient for you.
Furthermore, whilst long forgotten exercise bikes are currently occupying cold and draughty garages up and down the country, our structural waterproofing experts will provide all the guidance you need to create a well ventilated exercise space moderated to just the right temperature so you have no excuse not to get down there and start crafting the body beautiful!
Build A Basement Office
A basement conversion is the perfect way to create an effective home office, and given the changing nature of work and greater emphasis being placed on flexibility and working remotely, people are increasingly turning to this as an option. Building a specialised room within your home affords you the optimum balance between your home and work life by establishing a ‘business’ space where you can focus on the task at hand free from the constant distractions present in other parts of the home, whilst also meaning that as soon as you are off the clock you can simply nip upstairs to relax back into your family environment.
Another trend amongst those choosing to build a home office is to utilise the room as a creative studio or consulting space, not only providing them the comforts of working from home, but also allowing them to save on the considerable costs associated with leasing a seperate business premises such as rent, electricity, water and internet fees. Whilst this option is especially attractive to those opening a brand new business, people at various stages in their career and across diverse professions are now feeling the benefits and appreciating the flexibility afforded to them by converting their basement into an office space.
Design Your Man Cave
Life can be taxing for the modern man, so what better way to to unwind from the daily grind, kick back and relax than descending down the basement stairs into your own sacred haven to indulge in a celebration of all things masculine. The essential components of the man-cave are: a comfy sofa situated directly in front of an unreasonably large wall mounted TV hooked up to the latest gaming and sound system, sound proofed walls so the neighbours can’t hear you celebrating your team nicking a late winner (or berating the ref for awarding a dodgy penalty against you) and crucially a refrigerator for the occasional beverage… or for the connoisseur a basement bar stocked with a selection of Continental brews.
Whilst not exactly striking a blow against stereotypes of modern man, who among us can honestly say we wouldn’t be even slightly jealous of a friend or colleague who had their own ‘mantuary’ in the home!
Prepare for the Basement Conversion of Your Dreams
Of course none of the above would be possible as long as your basement is still dark, damp and dank. You may wish to read up on basement tanking or the different forms of waterproofing systems before deciding to go ahead with any work. Should you choose to get started transforming your basement then it would be useful to contact industry experts who can guide you through any required planning permission and waterproofing regulations before conducting a basement waterproofing survey to advise you on how best to achieve your plans.
As leading experts in property preservation, restoration and basement waterproofing since 1951, our team are available to offer specialist advice and guidance to get your project off the ground… or in this case beneath the ground! Contact the Peter Cox basement waterproofing team on 0808 273 2138 or complete our online contact form and we will get back to you to discuss your plans.