As Skor Construction continues to see a rise in the number of basement remodels in Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights and many other parts of Chicago’s northwest suburbs, we’re excited by the unique ideas offering inspiration for homeowners like you to consider. Let’s shed some light on these unique requests from homeowners striving to bring a whole new perspective to the basement area.
#1: Meet Your New Workout Room!
Did you ever consider transforming your basement into a workout space? Well, we’re receiving plenty of requests from homeowners who aren’t able to go to the gym or simply want to do their workouts closer to home.
As part of a finished basement project, we’ve been building dedicated workout rooms with doors, outlets to plug in treadmills and other associated equipment. You don’t need a full-on “gym” but rather a sizeable space that enables you to do your favorite types of exercises in your workout routine. We’ve all seen spaces where the treadmill is jammed into a tight and dark corner. It just doesn’t have to be that way. You need a workout room that is inviting, well-lit and feels like a sanctuary for you to start your day off right or sweat it out at day’s end.
#2: The Wet Bar Is Open
There’s nothing better than being able to entertain guests right at home versus meeting somewhere else outside – especially when many outdoor conditions don’t allow for that. That’s why it’s become a popular request among homeowners to ask about putting in a wet bar in their newly finished basement.
In case you’re not familiar with the term, a wet bar is a small bar with a sink and running water that allows you to mix and serve drinks to guests. It’s slightly different from the standard “dry” bar you’ve come to know that doesn’t have a sink. But with a sink in place, you can clean glassware right away and keep serving. Does someone want to switch from one kind of beer to another? From red wine to white wine? No problem! Clean the glass with your wet bar and keep serving. It’s a unique feature that you rarely expect to discover in a basement area.
#3: Flooring Options
Flooring in a basement can go a lot of different ways: Paint. Epoxy. Rubber. Vinyl. Wood. But if you really want to know what homeowners engaging us in basement projects are asking us for, it’s clear the trend is toward luxury vinyl tile. Think of it as another type of laminate floor but one that is comfortable to walk on and has a gorgeous look with many different colors and styles. In this particular flooring option alone, anyone can find something to like.
Now, with flooring that looks this high-end, you might wonder if it’s protective against a great deal of wear and tear. In a word: Yes.
Looks can be deceiving here because although its luxury vinyl tile, it’s scratch-resistant and water-resistant. So go ahead. Move that furniture around. Have some people over for entertaining. If somebody spills something or forgets to take off their high heels at the front door, don’t worry. Whereas other floors may not be able to stand up to it and show imperfections over time, this is one floor that’s resistant to all of that – and looks beautiful year after year.
If you’re located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago (Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Des Plaines) and seeking to transform your basement into the most beautiful new space in the home, talk to Skor Construction today. We’re happy to meet with you to hear about your vision, answer your questions, walk through your current basement space and deliver an estimate you can live with toward building a basement you’ll be excited to live in. Call 312.719.4377 or contact us here!