One remodeling project that increases your home’s resale value is basement finishing. If your basement is looking outdated or unfinished, it may be time to transform the space into a functional living area. There are a number of options if you are considering remodeling your basement, including the following:

Possible Basement Finishing Projects

  • Movie Theater
  • Home gym
  • All-purpose room
  • Game room
  • Bar or kitchen area
  • Additional living room
  • Spare bedroom
  • Office
  • Craft room
  • Trophy room
  • In-law suite

The Different Components Of Basement Finishing


The best way to warm up a cool and drab space is with a hardwood-style floor. Engineered hardwood is a perfect choice for basements since it can be installed below grade and over concrete slabs. This flooring is made from real wood, but is more budget-friendly than organic hardwood. The bottom layers of engineered hardwood are comprised of plywood, and the top layer is a finished wood that can be any type you desire, including exotic choices such as Brazilian redwood, Brazilian mahogany, Brazilian tiger wood, and Brazilian cherry. You can also add a large area rug for comfort and style.


If you have room in your budget, you may want to add built-in cabinets to your new basement. Cabinets will provide you with storage for games, DVDs, and books, while adding a touch of class to the room. If you have space under the stairs, this is a great place to add cabinets or an extra closet.

Color Scheme

When considering a color scheme for the basement, keep in mind that neutral colors form an appealing palette to most people. A taupe, beige, or the popular new neutral gray are all good choices. Now, you might want to choose accessories in one accent color to add a splash of color to the room. A shade of green or blue, for example, could be picked up in the window treatments, throws, footstools, and artistic accessories.

Adding these different components to your basement would be a great way to complete the area. After those basic points are hit, it will be time to look at the different furniture and entertainment options for the room. Basement finishing is a fun and exciting project that when handled by professionals, like those at Hearn Construction, can be hassle-free. For more information regarding our basement remodeling and finishing services in Kokomo, Indianapolis, South Bend, Muncie, Lafayette, Noblesville and nearby IN areas, contact us today at 765-452-2669.