If your home has a basement, then there are many things that you could consider doing with it. A basement can be used as a laundry area or a place to store extra items. People commonly use their basements for these purposes but it is possible that you could use this extra space to create a really nice guest room. If you don’t have any extra rooms in the rest of your house to use for this purpose, then it would be a great idea to turn your basement into a lovely guest room area.
Being able to turn your basement into a proper guest room will have many benefits. You will be able to have a nice room all set up for when you have company come over. Many people have relatives come to visit them from out of town every so often. Sometimes you might even just be hosting friends who live too far to want to drive home after a long evening of activities.
Whatever the situation is, having a guest room is going to be very convenient. You don’t want to have to force people to sleep on couches and you will be able to feel as if a good host when you have a nice room prepared for your guests. When you don’t have an incredibly large home, you will want to be able to make efficient use of the space that is available. Your basement is going to be the best way to create a guest room in this situation so it is worth looking into the process.
Make Sure the Basement Is Insulated Well
You want to make sure that your guests are going to be as comfortable as possible in the guest room. For this reason, you need to install the right amount of insulation to keep them warm at night. You will want to add some wood paneling to the walls if your basement still has concrete walls in its current state. This will allow you to install some insulation and the experience will be much more comfortable for your guests.
Pastel blue walls in basement living room interior. Large corner sofa with blue pillows and ottoman. Vintage white and blue TV cabinet. Northwest USA
Putting up some wood paneling isn’t going to be too difficult at all. The materials to do this task are also fairly inexpensive. You will be able to purchase quality insulation at a reasonable price so this is going to be a simple way that you can make the guest room more comfortable. It will also be beneficial to ensure that air conditioning is able to reach the basement effectively during the hottest months of the year.
Consider Installing Laminate Tile Floors
Leaving the floor as it is would not be the most appealing option when you’re trying to craft a nice guest room. Concrete floors are not going to fit with the overall aesthetic that you’re trying to create. You will have a number of options that you can consider when looking for flooring to put in your basement. You could do carpeting or even paint the floor in a stylish fashion but laminate tile flooring might be your best bet.
Laminate tile flooring looks really nice and it feels really good to walk on. Installing laminate tile is also a very simple task. You don’t have to be an expert to install laminate flooring and make it look beautiful. It will be important to cut things properly and pay attention to how you are laying it but as long as you put forth the effort, you will have excellent results.
Purchasing laminate tile flooring is one of the more affordable options as well. It won’t cost you too much money to go this route and your basement guest room is going to look very nice with this flooring. If you want to add a bit of carpeting in certain spots, you can consider putting down some throw rugs. A combination of these two approaches will yield positive results.
Pay Attention to the Lighting
If you want your basement guest room to seem inviting, then you’re going to need to pay attention to the lighting. In all likelihood, you aren’t going to get much natural light in the basement. You may have basement windows but they will obviously be quite low to the ground and will provide only a smattering of sunlight. For this reason, you need to make sure that you have plenty of good lighting options in your guest room.
Basement Interior design in a new house with kitchen
Buy some nice lamps to put on both sides of the bed. It would also be nice to have lamps that are able to provide light for your guests at different levels of brightness. Having dim lights for relaxing and slightly brighter lights for waking activities makes sense. Bedside reading lights should work well but having a couple of floor lamps would be a good idea too.