Iowa is a great place to live and a great place to buy a home. The real estate market across the state and Des Moines is booming. Our families are growing, our futures are bright. and the future of your family and your home is still unwritten: You have a lot of power to shape it for the better.
How you choose to change and use your home's living spaces will make a surprisingly large impact on your life and those you love. A shared bedroom can feel cramped or bring kids together; big kitchen can host family meals, and an outdoor space can host neighborhood parties. What about your basement? Well, if you choose to finish it, it’s the wildcard of rooms can be the room you require. Here are a few ways to use a finished basement — choose one, or combine a few:
Enter the archives
For people with unfinished basements, the subterranean floor is generally a space for storage. You don't want to lose that functionality when you finish all or part of your basement — but you don't have to, explain experts in basement remodeling in Des Moines.
A finished basement is still a great place for storage. It's just that everything will look a whole lot nicer, and that you may actually want to spend some time down among those things that you never look at under the current setup. Need a library or study space? Why not put those old photo albums on actual shelves and open them once in a while?
Fun and games
When your family is growing, your living space needs to grow, too. That doesn't mean that you need to pack up and move, however. If you have an unfinished basement, then you already have a ton of space in your own home that’s waiting for you to make proper use of it.
That's why finished basements are extremely popular choices as playrooms. With soft carpet underfoot and lots of toys and games around, a finished basement can be a paradise for your little ones. And if it gets the kids out of your hair for a while, well, that's just a bonus!
Where everybody knows your name
You were waiting for this one, weren't you? You've been thinking about your basement bar for years. You had big dreams in college, but then you went out and became more practical. Now you're working hard all day and coming home to a house with nothing more in the basement than concrete floors and a bunch of U-Haul boxes stacked up in it. What happened?
But it's never too late. Now that you've worked hard and saved some money, there's no reason not to transform your basement into that basement bar you've always dreamed of. It's not even a frivolous decision, because a great finished basement can actually add value to your Iowa property. Des Moines can drink to that win-win!
To the man cave!
Gee willikers! It's the man signal! This looks like a job for... someone else, because the game is on. Time to settle in and enjoy a beer or five!
Your basement space is the perfect place for the ultimate Man Cave setup. If you finish your basement, you'll have plenty of room for the big-screen TV, the beer fridge, and that comfortable recliner that you love but your wife wants you to get rid of.
However, perhaps it could be your Woman Cave or a Couples Cave (the couple that watches the Big Game together stays together, we always say) — it doesn't matter, because your basement will have room for everyone once you've finished it up. All will be welcome! Well, except rival fans. This is your cave we’re talking about, after all.