4 Ways to Use Your Empty Basement

If your basement is unfinished or has been sitting empty for too long, it’s time to change that. Don’t let a perfectly good room spend years collecting dust when there are countless ways you could be using it. Whether you haven’t had the time to finish your basement or if you’ve simply lacked the motivation, today is the day to transform it into a room that you, your family, and your friends can use on a daily basis. Below are four ways to put your empty basement to use.

Photography Studio

Have you ever felt like you have no good place to take professional-quality photos? If so, your basement is the perfect room for a photography studio. With access to natural light, or artificial light if you prefer, and a wide selection of backgrounds and props, you’ll be able to create countless wonderful photos. In addition to being able to conduct business down in your basement, having a photography studio there also means that you won’t have to worry about going out to get professional photos done–you can simply go downstairs!

Workout Space

Any fit person knows that working out is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The problem is that it’s hard to find the time. If your basement doesn’t have anything in it, now’s the perfect time to transform it into a workout space. With dumbbells and barbells so you can lift weights, a treadmill so you can run on days when you don’t want to shower after running outside, and several exercise balls so you can do crunches and other core workouts, this room will be everything that a workout space should be.

Personal Office

Are you an architect, an engineer, a contractor, a writer, or something else? Whatever it is that you do, it’s important to get the job done and in a timely manner. If your basement doesn’t have any of the things that you need to conduct your business downstairs, now’s the perfect opportunity to create a personal office in your basement. This room will be ideal for creating spreadsheets and letters by using a computer and printer as well as storing all of your business equipment–including bookshelves for important documents.

Game Room

Who doesn’t like to play games? Whether it’s chess, Monopoly, or Xbox, there are plenty of ways to play games. If you want somewhere to play games with friends and family but you don’t have a room set up, your basement may be the perfect place for a game room. This room can be any size that you need it to be, but if you have the space for a full-on arcade with several gaming consoles and various big-screen TVs and bean bag couches, that may be the way to go.

Willow Creek Construction builds custom homes and finishes basements in Davis County.