If your basement is unfinished, what are you doing with it? Do you plan to finish it? Do you want to transform it into a den? How about rent out the rooms once you have everything renovated? Unfinished basements contain all the signs of hope and potential, but until you do something about them, they’ll remain pretty much useless. In this article, the Accurate Builders of the Chesapeake will suggest five ways you can use your basement if it’s unfinished — and how you can protect it.
How To Use Your Unfinished Basement
#1. Woodworking or Shop
One of the best uses for an unfinished basement is for woodworking or shop hobbies. The concrete is easy to clean. You can place noise barriers on the ceiling. The only other better option for your hobby would be to build a shed, but you know that’s not happening any time soon.
#2. Photography Studio
With a blank, open space, you can either use it as a photography studio or rent it out to other creatives. Not only will you get to work on a hobby, but you will also be able to interact with others that appreciate the arts.
#3. Non-Perishable Supplies And Food
Your pantry overrun with great food? Need to buy more food to prepare for a specific season? Your basement is a great place to start storing extra non-perishable supplies and food. You could find a few inexpensive shelves online and add them to the space.
#4. Private At-Home Gym
If you dislike going to the gym, you’re not alone. The small minority of individuals that enjoy the gym tend to already be in shape. However, you can work on your physical health at home in your basement. All you need to do is purchase the equipment, free weights, and whatever else you may need.
You can add a desk, a chair, some electronics, and a printer to complete your office space — and don’t forget about the cherished paperweight your in-law gave you last Christmas. Use your basement as an at-home office to get work done.
Waterproof Your Basement
You’ve decided how you will use your unfinished basement. In fact, you’re excited to finally have a space to work on your hobby, make more money, or simply relax after a hard day’s work. But what happens when it floods? Water damage can be devastating. This is why you need to also consider waterproofing your basement so that if a pipe burst or a storm delivers a monsoon to your neighborhood, you can protect the interior of your home and your belongings.
One of the most expensive damage types is water damage. You don’t want to invest your hard-earned money and precious time to have it all for not.
Are you concerned that your basement is going to flood in the near future? As the seasons change, your chances of dealing with water damage fluctuate. Why not decrease that chance with a professional basement waterproofing service? Give Accurate Builders of the Chesapeake a call today to schedule your consult.