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Tips For Renovating Your Basement

Many homes have basements here in Nashville, and they are a great bonus when it comes to extra square footage. When you start thinking about renovating your basement, you will quickly realize that there are a lot of options for this space in your house. Here are some tips to consider when planning the renovation of your basement:

  • FAMILY SIZE. If your family is growing, you might want to consider turning this into a multi-purpose playroom that can evolve as your children get older. Cabinetry that is custom-built to house toys and school projects will be handy to have over the years. You could even add a Murphy bed for sleepovers, allowing it to double as a guest area, too. If you are thinking you may need to provide space for an aging parent, do your research to make sure this space will be appropriate for them as they lose mobility.
  • AIRBNB. Perhaps you are thinking about making some extra money by using this space as an AirBnB. Renovating your basement with this goal in mind might necessitate a trip to the permit office. Make sure you are safe when it comes to government and insurance requirements before you start any renovation here. If you have existing plumbing already, it will be helpful if you need to add a bathroom for your potential guests. You may want a separate entrance for your guests. If so, your renovation project will need to include those plans.
  • WORKSHOP. Your basement could be the perfect place for your hobbies or side work, and renovating it to become the perfect workshop will require you to think about all of your needs. If you need ventilation because you work with wood and varnish, for example, make sure you take that into consideration.
  • STUDIO. It will probably come to mind for many Nashvillians that a basement could make the perfect music studio. No surprise here. You may want to add a separate entrance for late night comings and goings, and of course there is the insulation and acoustics to consider.

When it comes to renovating your basement, Ascension General Contractors is here to help. We’ve been completing Nashville renovations for quite a while, so let’s talk about yours.