Converting Basement into a Bedroom

Converting basement into a bedroom is a great idea.  One of the best home additions you can do, in my opinion.  It might not bring you 90% return-on-investment figures, but the ROI on the many uses for the room go beyond 100%.  But why should you put in a bedroom in your basement? One of the most cost-effective ways to get more living space in your home is to create a bedroom in your basement.

In-Law Living – Extra Space Needed

Your family might grow – possibly your mom or dad might need to move in with you. If that does happen, you’ll probably have to shift the kids around and move one of them into the basement so that your parents can have that first-floor bedroom.

Converting Basement into Teenage Bedroom in Basement

Secondly, you could also have that junior high student turn into a high schooler. You know you son or daughter will not want to share a bedroom with their younger sibling anymore because they are looking for their independence.

College Student Moves Back Home

When your son or daughter eventually graduates college, they will probably need to move back in with you for a few years. You might be thinking it won’t be worth the investment because the kids will be moving out eventually. They will move out one day.

Other Uses for Basement Bedroom

But there are other opportunities when the kids do move out that you could end up converting that basement bedroom into your:

  • Home office
  • Personal gym and sauna 
  • future man cave
  • Sewing room; or
  • just a great place to toss stuff and close the door for a later time to organize
  • unexpected guest that needs to spend the night.

This would also be a great time to add in recessed lighting into the drop down ceilings in the basement.  It will add a ton of light without taking up floor space or lamps being plugged into the outlets.  How nice it would be to have an extra bedroom set up already to make them feel welcome That extra room in the basement can be a solution to many problems for many years to come. 

There are other ways to get more use out of your basement without having to spend a lot of money. Click here for my post on affordable finished basement ideas

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on remodeling your basement, give me a call.  My team and I have been serving the Orland Park, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Tinley Park, New Lenox, Lemont, Orland Hills, Palos Park, St. John IN, and all of Chicago area for 30+ years.