A basement is perhaps one of the most versatile parts of your entire house. It has no fixed purpose but instead can be adapted into a multitude of things such as a recreation room, office, studio, library or a guestroom. It can serve whatever task you deem it worthy for, provided you know how to model it accordingly. Do not let this space go to waste by stacking moldy old boxes in there; it is more than a den.
However, the following points need to be considered thoroughly before you decide to utilize your basement space for anything.
Space – Is the basement roomy enough? Does it have the right dimensions and the proper height needed to convert it into a guestroom or a workplace? If the basement is too small, you may add extra windows at certain points to make it feel more spacious.
Ventilation system – Basements require special care in this regard as the place can get pretty suffocating without proper airflow, especially if there are heaters or stoves being used in the place. A proper ventilation system will ensure the escape of any potentially harmful gases from the basement, availability of fresh air to the occupant, and therefore a much more pleasant experience.
Artificial lighting has its perks but natural light is usually the preferred option as it makes the place feel open to the world and helps to avoid any feelings of constriction. Installing large windows and a small courtyard alongside the basement that is open up top will greatly benefit the experience of the occupant. Obviously, the ceiling should be lined with recessed lights which should be spaced according to the height of the structure. The greater the height, the more should be the space between each fixture.