One of the worst parts of remodeling your basement is trying to determine how you are going to be using this space. While it is easy to say that you want it to be a family room, home office, and exercise room now, your needs may change in the future. Those changes are the reasons we recommend that you keep this space as open as possible, because it will give you more opportunities to create new spaces as your needs grow.

Here are 5 ideas that you should consider when remodeling your basement:

Media Room

A media room can easily fit inside your newly remodeled basement and it is the perfect spot to watch movies, the big game, or even your favorite television show. You may also want to consider hooking up a gaming console down in this space, so your children can play on the big screen.

Library

Your basement is the perfect location for a library of any size. You can have bookshelves installed along any of the walls and use the space as a cozy reading nook. We recommend adding a couple of chairs, side tables, and lamps to create a wonderful space that you will want to curl up in.

Music Room

If you or your children love to play instruments, you can turn your basement into a phenomenal music room. Your contractor can soundproof your basement walls, so that the music cannot be heard all throughout the house. Add a piano, a few guitars, and drums and you will be on your way to your first number one hit.

Craft Room

Lots of people love to work on crafts, but it can be hard to find a place to keep all the materials. No one likes to spend a lot of time dragging their materials out when they only have a few minutes to devote to their craft, and that is why a craft room is a perfect solution. You can keep things semi-organized in this space, but you won’t need to clear off the table like you would if you were using your dining room.

Playroom

A playroom is a great option if you have small children, but this is also one of the instances that this space will change in the future. Your children won’t be little for long, and after a few years, they will no longer need a space dedicated to all their toys. However, at the moment, add some floor pillows, a small table and chairs, buckets and baskets for storage, and a television to keep them entertained in between their puppet shows.

These are only a few of the options that you have available when remodeling your basement. We recommend thinking about how you would use the space the most and then create the basement of your dreams. Just make it so it is easy to switch up as your needs change in the future.