Tips for Making Your Basement a Living Space, Part II

Small Basement Living Room Space with Two Gray Couches and Black and White Wall Art
In part I of this blog we talked about thoroughly inspecting your space, installing concrete floor covering products, and installing insulation to begin your basement renovation project. Here are a few more tips for continuing your project:

Create spaces that multitask: You likely will be trying to fit a lot of living area into a smaller space, so having areas that can multitask is ideal. A couch that folds out into a bed, a desk that doubles as an eating space, and seating and tabletops that can also incorporate storage are a few ways to get started.

Include a private entry if possible: Your basement inhabitant will appreciate having a way to come and go that is separate from the rest of your home, and you will also probably appreciate it, especially if you aren’t keeping the same hours as your tenant.

Try to create separate spaces without adding walls: Your basement is probably already not a very big space, so adding walls to create separate rooms will make it even smaller. Use furniture, appliances, curtains, or room dividers if you want to give the illusion of separate “rooms” throughout the basement.

From installing Floorguard concrete floor covering products to utilizing spaces and furniture that can multitask, there’s lots of ways to renovate your basement to make it a more livable space. Visit Floorguard.com to schedule your flooring installation when you’re ready to start your project!