If you have a basement space that is not getting much use, and you are planning to sell your home in the near future, it can be well worth taking the time to set up and stage your basement. This allows potential buyers to see just how much use they can get out of the basement. If you fail to do so, they might think of it is as wasted space and not take it into consideration when putting in an offer.
But how should you set it up? Keep reading to get ideas on how you can make the most of your basement space. Once you are ready to sell, contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 so we can help.
Turn It into a Movie Theater
One of the most dramatic options that will make the biggest impact is turning the basement into a private movie theater. You can buy a simple projector, have it show large movies on the wall and grab a few pieces of cozy furniture, or you can go all out and have the wills wired for sound and speakers with top of the line reclining chairs. This is becoming an increasingly popular and sought after option.
Create a Work from Home Paradise
With so many people working from home, a designated home office is more and more often becoming the top priority for home buyers. A finished basement can actually be the perfect option because it is away from street views, you can’t see the chores, and distractions are limited. Add some built-in storage cabinets, good lighting, and a few rugs to help make the room look not just functional but welcoming.
Outfit it Into an Incredible Game Room
If your basement is large enough to house a pool table, or even shuffleboard, you can turn the entire area into an incredible game room. You can also add flatscreen TVs to show several sports games at once, install video games throughout the room, and even add a bar. Buyers love these touches because they can imagine themselves moving in right away without having to change a thing.
Get Fit with a Home Gym
There are many high-tech at-home fitness options that make it easier than ever before to work out at home – provided you have the room to do so. Just make sure that your basement home gym is designed with both ventilation and hygiene in mind. For example, the flooring should be durable and easily cleanable, ceiling fans can help circulation, and other touches will make the room safer and cleaner.
These are just a few ideas. If you want ideas that are specific to the space you have, then it is time to contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices at (310) 373-0021 for help. We are standing by to make it simple, fast, and easy to sell your home.