“We chose to live in Hingham because raising our children in a safe, nurturing community is important to us,” Lauren said. “It’s great to know the kids our kids are playing with. Whether that’s at T-ball in the spring or swimming in the summer, they’ve got a pack of friends wherever they go.”
Lauren’s family lives an exceptionally active lifestyle. “Between the three kids, it seems like someone’s always involved in something,” she said with a laugh. “But believe it or not, sometimes we have no place to go. And then the kids really have no place to go.” A long stretch of rainy weather had the kids climbing the walls in boredom, and the mother of three scratching her head for solutions.
“What we needed was a playroom for the kids,” she said. “Somewhere where they could go entertain themselves without getting under our feet. And of course I want to know they’re nearby and safe.” A friend recommended converting the family’s Hingham basement into a playroom. “I’d honestly never thought about the basement at all,” Lauren said, “but when I started doing some research, it turns out that finishing the basement made a lot of sense.”
One of the primary factors driving Lauren’s decision was cost. “We’re not exactly broke, but we do have three kids,” Lauren said with a laugh. “That means I have to be smart with every dollar. When I compared the costs of having a home addition built versus having the Hingham basement finishing company build a playroom for it, the saving were immediately apparent.”
As part of the basement finishing project, Lauren had some storage units built in to the new playroom. “Not only does this make getting everyone’s toys put away a snap, but now we’ve got a place for our holiday decorations and camping gear.” She smiled. “This has turned out to be one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.”