A finished basement adds usable square footage to your home and can enhance your family's daily routines. The first step in any basement refinishing project is to think about how you want to use the space. This ensures that it has all of the features you want, like storage or plenty of electrical outlets, and that the design and materials meet your needs. If you know you want to remodel the basement, but you aren't sure what to do with it, consider the creative ideas below. 

How to Use a Refinished Basement 

1. Office or Classroom Space

If you plan to keep working from home, even part-time, a dedicated office space can make you more productive and efficient. Consider combining your workspace with an area where the kids can do their schoolwork, whether they're learning remotely or just need a place where they can work without distractions. Incorporate storage for supplies, spacious work areas, electrical outlets, and comfortable seating to make it a useful and productive space. 

2. Home Gym 

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Ditch the gym membership and invest in basement refinishing to create your own private workout area. In addition to space and power for workout machines, install mirrors, shelving for weights, and a television to stay entertained. A home gym can also benefit from a full bathroom so that you can shower and clean up after intense workouts. 

3. Entertaining Space 

If you like to entertain, basement refinishing can provide extra space for guests. Consider adding a bar, wine storage, or a kitchen to make your parties memorable. Custom lighting, a sound system, and plenty of seating will make planning simple; everyone will want to come to your house for a good time.

4. Apartment 

Turning the basement into an extra apartment can give you a source of income or give your kids or elderly parents a place to live. Even a small space can be livable with a kitchenette, plenty of built-in storage, and a bathroom. A small apartment can also be a welcoming spot for overnight guests. 


Get ideas and help with your basement refinishing project from Marchese Builders in Pelham, NY. Working with clients throughout the New York City area, this general contractor handles a variety of home remodeling and construction projects. They'll ensure your basement is a beautiful space that can be used however you please. To discuss your project and request an estimate, call (914) 906-5081. Visit their website to learn more about their experience and services.