Adding a finished basement to your home expands your usable living space, and adding a playroom to your basement remodeling project gives your little ones their own place to spend time together. If you are considering adding a playroom, here are some features to consider.
Mini Rock Wall
A mini rock wall gives kids a place to expend some energy when it's too cold or wet to go outside. For this project, you'll want to have your contractors add reinforced beams behind the wall. This will ensure your children's weight can be supported as they play. Be sure that the rocks placed on the wall stop before the ceiling to reduce the chances of bumped heads, and consider installing mats on the wall as well as the floor for added protection.
No matter how your children use the play area, adding some soft floor reinforcement is a good idea. Rubberized flooring provides that added bit of cushion to help prevent injuries when your child takes a small fall, and the bright colors available add a fun finishing touch to the space. Talk to your contractor about different tiles and color options, so you can create a custom look for the playroom floor.
Built-In Play House
As you plan the renovation for the basement, consider adding a built-in play house to the mix. You can dedicate a corner or an entire wall to this part of the project. Work with your contractor to design a facade that looks like a real house, and add two or more small rooms inside for kids to play. Some options might include a mini kitchen and living room or a pretend bedroom kids can use to curl up with a book or tablet. Be sure to install permanent lighting fixtures inside to illuminate the play house. You can also add a fun finishing touch by building a porch on the exterior complete with porch lights, working windows, and a mini screen door.
If you want your kids to have a separate area to watch movies or play video games, turn one of the walls into a media wall. Have your contractor reinforce the wall to support a mounted television, and consider adding custom built-in shelves to hold video games, consoles, DVDs, and other accessories. Recessed lighting above the media wall can help brighten the space, and a smaller sofa or sectional can give the room a perfect finishing touch.
For more information, reach out to companies like Lehman Construction Services Inc.