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.
To get started on your basement family room, contact your local Total Basement Finishing contractor today!
This basement, with its high
ceiling was an excellent
candidate for finishing.
New walls, dropped ceiling, recessed lighting, and vinyl flooring has transformed it to an inviting, multi-purpose family room.
Even if your basement is properly waterproofed (which we recommend) it is still susceptible to water vapor through porous cement floors and accidental plumbing leaks.
Traditional solutions using organic materials are built on the hope of never having water in the basement…ever! The Total Basement Finishing system, on the other hand, is designed for the homeowner who wants to finish the basement, and not have to worry about the potential of water damage down the road.
In other words, finish it once and only once.
While many homeowners consider a finished basement for the kids to have somewhere to play, we would like to challenge your thinking to include YOUR needs as well. Here is a list of fun activities you and your family can do together in your basement family room:
- Read: Create a family library with a bookshelf, comfortable chairs and task lighting.
- Talk: Form conversational groupings that provide ample seating for those times when more is more!
- Play: Set up a game table and dig up the old board games and playing cards.
- Be Entertained: Watch your favorite TV programs together or crank up the music to kick off a dance party! Disco ball optional.
Whether you want to use the space as a basement family room, a game room, or home theater, a finished basement offers endless possibilities for creating a space that the whole family can enjoy!
Perhaps you need some guidance when it comes to deciding on what to make of your finished basement, or perhaps you have a dream plan in mind, but could use some ideas for basement remodeling to get started. Whatever the case, Total Basement Finishing’s basement finishing contractors can help you turn your basement remodeling plan into a reality!