There are many spaces
in your home that are not optimally utilized and with a little work and planning can become a useful, enjoyable space in your home. We at iKitchens Etc. can work with you to discuss ideas, put to together a design plan and specifications for optimizing those spaces. After the plan is in place, we can make your dreams for your home become a reality.
As far as we’re concerned your basement is an amazing unharvested piece of square footage to add usable and premium space to your home. The best part about it is you already own it – no addition to your house required!
There are many issues that affect the quality of the living space in your basement. They are very tricky spaces to design and need to be done in such a way as to prevent long-term moisture and mold issues among other things. Waterproofing of walls, appropriate floor preparation, and ventilation are some of the infrastructure that iKitchens can put in place for your renovated basement space.
Now for the fun stuff, here are some great possible uses for that newly reclaimed space.
- Family room or Playroom
- Home Theatre
- Game room & Bar
- Bathroom, guest room,
- Hobby room
- Home office
The way we see it, a mudroom is simply your space for transition from the outside world to the inside of your home. With that said, you need a place to keep and organize all the stuff associated with that transition. Typically these spaces are small so again a good design is critical
A mudroom is an informal entry and needs good lighting and ventilation. In addition, some items we like to include are:
- Seating for putting on boots
- Shoe and boot storage
- Shelves with baskets for gloves and hats
- Hanging hooks for jackets
- Cubbies for backpacks, gym bags
- Basket for mail
Many people are looking at their laundry area and wanting to optimize the space, and even changing the location, for more convenience. Some people are choosing to relocate their laundry room from the basement to the floor with the bedrooms. Adding in a folding station, ironing board storage, hanging rods and cabinetry to store supplies can make the room very useful, indeed.