The New Year is almost here and we’re looking ahead to see what Boston homeowners are planning to do to their basements in the year to come. Innovative homeowners are willing to accept no limitations on their creativity: this year’s trends incorporate high tech, soundproofing and more!
Storage & living space top the list when it comes to reasons to remodel the Boston basement. When families get crowded out by too much stuff – or even by each other! – it’s time to give everyone some breathing room by renovating the basement. There’s nothing more convenient that having 24/7 access to your own secure storage unit: stow sporting equipment, holiday decorations and more in well-designed, mold-proof basement storage space. Converting the basement into a bedroom or apartment for older children, parents, or in-laws is another top trend.
Today’s homeowners enjoy using their bodies and their minds. Converting the basement to a home gym isn’t just for the Olympic athlete: it turns out getting fit is easier and enjoyable when you have an airy, comfortable private space to work out. Lots of people love music: some of the most innovative basement remodels include creating a home recording studio; another family soundproofed their basement remodel so their twin sons could practice playing the drums as often as they’d like to.
Some basement remodels are guided by the entrepreneurial spirit. Creating tech-friendly spaces to support a start up, converting the basement into a home office, or converting the basement into a studio or maker space are all options Boston homeowners have used to launch or grow their own businesses.