Basements were once known for being dark, dingy spaces that held the essentials of a home’s heating and plumbing systems and little more. Now, in Marshfield and in surrounding Western Massachusetts communities, we’re seeing the acceptance of basement renovations as a way to add living space to a home, create an area for a home office or private gym, or to serve as studio space for creative endeavors.
But apparently that is only the tip of the iceberg. According to this article in Insurance Age, high wealth families in Great Britain are taking basement remodels to a whole new level. Dubbed the Super Basement, these luxury renovations include astonishing amenities, such as bowling alleys, in ground pools, gun rooms, wine cellars, and our personal favorite, a two-story rock climbing wall! These are some truly super Super Basements.
Realistically, most Marshfield basement remodels are done on a budget that doesn’t have space to accommodate super-car storage. But the best of these ideas are scaleable, meaning that you can enjoy your own version of what the rich and famous enjoy. Wine cellars can be voluminous rooms – but they can also occupy approximately the same square footage of your college dorm refrigerator. Your basement renovation can certainly include built-in gun safes and other secure storage, single or double lane bowling alleys, and climbing features for your home gym. It’s just a matter of careful planning and working closely with your Marshfield basement renovation specialist.
Don’t discount an idea because you’ve only seen it done to its grandest, most expensive extent. The Super Basement features are often built to entertain large groups of people, far beyond what most of us will need in the course of our everyday life. A private basement theater that seats a dozen comfortably has far wider appeal than that built to seat 200! Dream big, build small – that’s the secret to being happy with your basement remodel.