Over the course of the next few blog posts, we’ll be examining some of the best ways to expand your home and make use of your available basement space. In our first post: Finishing your basement to be a fully-featured media room, home theater or family room.
Whether grabbing popcorn for the big movie, or hot dogs for the big game, one popular venue is a basement media room. It’s an increasingly popular use for finished basement space.
In many ways, a basement is the perfect space for installing a big-screen TV – one of the few places in the home that you can make completely dark, and naturally insulated to keep expensive electrical equipment protected against extreme temperatures.
Here are some popular ideas:
One thing to remember: However your finishing your basement, you need to remember to add a means of egress if one doesn’t exist already. A means of egress, like a basement window well, allows people to easily escape your basement in the event of an emergency like a fire.
A means of egress is part of national building code – but more importantly than that, could save lives. In addition, adding a basement window will make your home media room even more enjoyable; because it adds a natural source of light (which you can cover up when the movie starts) and fresh air and ventilation.