Do you have an unused basement, attic, or garage and need to enhance the functionality of your home? Several homeowners tend to construct a home addition, but you can easily convert an unused space to a multi-functional room.
When you intend to convert a basement or attic to a functional room, you should inspect the space and make sure it is waterproofed perfectly and that the foundation and framings will endure an additional finished room. At the planning stage, you should define the spaces of doors and windows or skylights and install prefinished hardwood or oak floor to create a combination of airy and warm feel in the place.
In your basement, try to cover the ductwork and overhead pipes and fix the cracks of foundation to get a safe and clean functional space. To create a traditional look and solve the problem of low ceiling in your attic, you can install ceiling panels with applied moldings, stained wood panels, or tongue and groove bead board panels.
You will define the function of such an unused space according to your needs and the size of the available space. Chad Hackmann and his Arlington team convert a garage of a 1940’s home into a multi-functional mudroom and additional storage spaces using stained oak floor and white walls and furniture in addition to open and closed shelves and drawers.
You can turn your unused basement or attic into a kitchen with a seating area, a powder room, or a playroom. In another 1940’s Colonial home, Chad Hackmann and his team utilize a space with a window to design a kitchen with shaker cabinets with a blue island and stainless steel built-in appliances. In the attic, you can design an amusing playroom with white stencil stars with blue back background ceiling and light blue walls with white closet and desk to let your kids play freely.