Getting a basement renovation isn’t something you’re likely to do every year (although perhaps it should be), and that’s what make it really important that you make your project as up to date and trendy as possible. Take a look at the renovations going on around Toronto and you’ll see a mixture of poor, outdated designs, boring generic projects, and then some cutting edge, freshly thought-out ideas that are really going to turn heads and grab everyone’s attention in 2017. If you want your basement renovation to impress people, and not bore them to sleep, you’d better check out some of the hottest trends of the moment.
What Kind Of Basement Renovations Are Going To Be Trending In 2017?
With the New Year so close you can almost smell it, if you haven’t already begun to make plans for your basements renovation, you’d better get a move on. Forget whatever your friends have done with their renovations in 2016, don’t worry about the remodelling jobs you’ve seen done at other homes in Toronto. We are moving into uncharted territory and you’ll have to look out for other hints and patterns to figure out what is going to cut it over the coming year. What’s sure is that in 2017 we are going to make basement renovations great again, and here’s how:
- Turn It Into A Bar – If there is one prediction that can be made with absolute certainty for 2017, it is that people are still going to spend a lot of time and money getting drunk. It makes sense to have your own bar at home for several reasons – the booze is cheaper, you can choose your own music, make your own cocktails, and you’ll no longer have to be a wallflower, getting pushed around or struggling to get your order taken.
- Turn It Into A Wine Cellar – If you think a home bar is a bit below your social status, but you still enjoy downing a bottle of expensive wine with your friends over dinner, why not convert your basement into a wine cellar. Investing in vintage wines could turn out to be a smart move when the next financial crisis hits, plus your friends will no doubt be impressed by your new hobby.
- Turn It Into A Fam-Cave – While the age of the man-cave has come and gone – men having now fully rediscovered their inner child – it’s now time to remember the actual children in the family and allow them to have fun together with you as a family. Turn your basement into a fun place for everyone, with games, toys and activities that the whole family can participate in. You can be as adventurous as you want. After all, it’s unlikely that anyone will be peering in!
- Turn It Into A Home Gym – Yes, that’s right – home gyms are set to make a comeback in a big way, thanks to innovations in smart home gym equipment and a widespread realization that gym membership is still inconvenient. Prepare to trim those love handles in a fully aired, temperature controlled space in which every machine and fixture can be programmed to respond to your voice commands. No more wasting time rummaging around trying to find that Callanetics DVD!
Get your project right and your basement renovation will be one of the main talking points of the coming year in your social group. Don’t just be prepared to follow trends any more. Your project could serve to inspire those around you and your social standing could take a massive boost.