A finished basement is at the top of many homebuyers’ wish list, and it’s a great way to add living space to your new custom home. If you have been dreaming of a home theater, game room, guest room, or additional entertaining space, Columbia Builders can help! Together, we can custom design the lower level of your home to suit your ideas and lifestyle, with a wide variety of selections and options. With so much space to work with, and many choices available to you, it’s important to keep a few things in mind when planning your finished basement.
How Do You Want to Use Your Space?
The size of the basement allows for multifunctional space that can serve many purposes. Wet bars often complement a home theater setup or game area, and this is easily achieved with advanced planning and design. It’s a good idea to stay flexible with the use of your space – your tastes and needs may evolve over time. In the future, you may decide to add a large game table such as a pool table or table tennis. In this case, it’s important to have an open area that allows for play. Adaptability is key, especially if your needs change.
Open Floor Plan vs. Separate Rooms
Some basement uses are well-served by an open floor plan, particularly if the space’s primary function is for recreation and entertaining. However, some homeowners prefer separating their basement into different rooms, each with their own individual purposes – such as a sitting area, guest bedroom, exercise room, and home office. No matter which direction you decide to go, we will help you plan and design a layout that best utilizes the space for your specific requirements, now and into the future.
Planning for a Future Build
Many folks choose to finish their basement after the completion of their new custom home. Knowing how you wish to utilize the space is important, so that you can select structural options – exterior windows and doors, additional ceiling height, a fireplace, wet bar rough-ins or additional bath plumbing rough-ins, just to name a few – that would be difficult or impossible to add at a later date. In this way, we can assist you during the home building process, and prepare your basement for the future.
Design and Build Your Dream Home with Columbia Builders
Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville. No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last.
If you’re ready to invest in a home that is built with your needs in mind, trust in us. Give Columbia Builders a call today at 410-730-0215 or use our contact form here. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Houzz, and Youtube, and don’t forget to check back on our blog for more tips and information!