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Unique Ways to Transform Your Basement

Unique Ways to Transform Your Basement

19 November

The history of the modern-day basement began with the need to provide extra space and support to keep a house from shifting in the freeze-thaw cycle that occurs in colder climates. The basement would traditionally be used much as an attic was, to store less used items and things such as the HVAC system, furnace, water heater, breaker box, and more. As time went on and the building of basements became more refined, more and more people began to transform these spaces into more than just dank cellars. With these transformations came many benefits, such as more livable space, upping the value of a home, and saving on potentially more expensive remodels. Doppler Construction has over seventeen years of experience transforming clients’ basements in unique ways. Below are some ideas to get you brainstorming on how you could convert your basement.

Pick A Hobby

No matter what your hobby may be, the basement could be the perfect place for it. Many of us have dreamed of having our own place to escape, our own man cave or she-shed. The basement is the perfect opportunity for you to create that dream space. If you’re a bookworm, you could add wall to ceiling shelving, cozy armchairs, and maybe even an electric fireplace. Or are sports more your thing? Imagine your basement transformed into the perfect putting green or fitted with a bar and that brand-new tv that’s just made for Sunday football games. Converting your basement can be the perfect way to finally convert your dreams into reality!

Extra Room

You may find yourself in a position one day where you really need some extra space but don’t have the money for a costly remodel or the desire to move. Remodeling your basement could be your inexpensive, ideal solution. This space can be turned into all different types of rooms to fit your specific needs. If it’s space for a child moving back home after college, you can upgrade the basement into an extra bedroom. Or perhaps you have some grandchildren, and you’d like a special area for them; your basement could easily be converted into a wonderful kids’ playroom. 

Work Space

With all of the recent changes from the pandemic, you may be working from home permanently now and could use an at-home office. The basement would be a great area to set up a workspace that keeps you home but also provides a clear delineation between home life and work life. If you’ve already got an at-home office, maybe it’s time for a home gym that will allow you to squeeze in a workout whenever you have a free moment. 

Rent It Out 

There are multiple ways that converting your basement can add value to your home. One is simply by the added square footage and livable using space, and the other could be as a rental. Many homeowners take advantage of rooms by renting them out for some extra income. By converting your basement into a rental, you won’t be missing out on any of your previous living space and will still gain value and income.

Get Started!

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to converting your basement, as well as a list of benefits. As you get started on this project, reach out to professionals at Doppler Construction. They are trained and have over seventeen years of experience to guide you through different possibilities and the best fit for you and your home. Don’t waste any more time on adding that extra value to your home and getting that dream space!


If you have questions or would like a free estimate we’d love to hear from you. Call us today at 219-661-1011 to see what Doppler Construction can do for you and your family.

(219) 661-1011
1027 E. Summit St.
Crown Point, IN 46307
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