3 Ideas For Your Finished Basement

An empty finished basement isn’t really empty — it’s full of potential. This is a large space in your home that can be used for any number of things. Think about the kind of space you’ve always wanted in your home or think about what the rest of your home might be missing. Still need help deciding what to make of your finished basement? Here are a few suggestions for a finished basement.

Personal Getaway

Sure, “man cave” and “she shed” can be a little tired and stereotypical, but the urge to get away from the routine and responsibility of daily life is an understandable one. Your basement can be that getaway. Fill it with the things that make you happy — maybe a flatscreen TV where you can watch the game or your favorite shows, and a comfortable couch where you can recline. Maybe a video game console. Maybe crafts or your favorite crossword puzzle books. Whatever is calming and low-stress for you, fill your basement with that.

Home Office

With the quarantine and stay-at-home orders still going strong, more and more people are working from home. Even without the quarantine, some people are able to and prefer working from home. If you don’t have room for a home office upstairs, your basement can provide a spacious workspace, complete with both your desk and computer and a place to relax when you need a break from work. Your basement may include windows, or you can invest in good lighting to make sure that your home office space is everything you need to focus.


Have pets who love to romp around the backyard even after it rains? Have kids who like to do the same? A mudroom can be essential to both your sanity and sanitation when you have a full, lively house. You can allot part of your basement to be a mudroom, with a coat rack, cubbies to place shoes, and rugs to wipe your feet. This might not even need to take up your whole basement. You can sanction off part of it for the mudroom, while another part serves as a game room or entertainment space.

Need help figuring out your basement remodeling plans. In Lancaster, PA, contact MBC Remodeling today. We can help you make your dream finished basement a reality. Get started with a free consultation.

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