Most basements we see in many homes are cluttered, dark and damp, or function as some kind of a warehouse for unwanted stuff. The best way to use the basement might be using it as a laundry room. However, doing laundry is not fun for most people.
There are ways to transform the basement into a more enjoyable laundry room, that is if you want to use your basement only as a laundry room. You might also need to sort through the laundry with in a nice workspace. A table with the right height where you can fold your clothes, a nice set of drawers, perhaps wicker to store the cleaning detergents would be very useful for you. During the laundry process, you might have to wait for a while, and if you decide to spend the waiting time in the laundry room, you can at least make the atmosphere more comfortable.
Beside making the basement as a laundry room, you can also transform it into some other room like an excellent entertainment area. A movie area will do very well since it is very naturally dark. Paint one wall with white while the rest with dark color for the right lighting. You can have your own cinema with an overhead projector. The ultimate in house media and entertainment experience could be just perfect with some comfortable seating.
If your family loves music, then changing the basement into a music room is the ideal choice. Since they are normally quiet and away from neighborhood noises, it would be just perfect. When you have someone practicing his or her favorite instrument in the music room, the rest of the family or even the neighbor won’t be bothered.
You can also have a nice home gym in the basement and make it look larger with a mirrored wall or walls. You can complete the home gym with some simple equipment and a comfortable amt to practice other exercises. You can add a companion of a radio inside or even an air conditioner if you live in a warmer climate. Since most equipment is not really attractive, the best way to keep it out of sight is by storing them in a basement gym.
Finally, you can turn your basement into a nice escape from the outside world like making an office or another entertainment room or lounge. All you need is just an appropriate lighting, some comfortable chairs and pool table. You should decorate the room as if you are decorating some other room in the house. You can feel that you are at home with a beautiful space down there. You need to make sure that the basement is properly sealed off and protected against mold before decorating it since the basement is prone to dampness. Never forget to use a dehumidifier in your revamping scheme.