According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, “Family Room” is defined as “a large room designed as a recreation center and informal gathering place for members of a family.” Wiki goes on to say “The family room is designed to be a place where family and guests gather for group recreation like talking, reading, watching TV, and other family activities.” This means that the basement, if properly finished with waterproof materials, is a logical location for casual recreation for a large group of people, whether they’re related or not.
Basements often cover the footprint of the home, potentially offering a larger space for group recreation beyond the immediate family. Don’t let basement stereotypes keep you from seeing the possibilities! When done properly, expanding your living space below grade will add value to your home, and give you a little more elbow room for family fun.
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