Living in our houses makes us forget the fact that our living space can be improved. In many ways. There are just so many options when it comes to home remodeling and renovation hacks that can make our lives so much better. One of those hacks is finding the best way to transform your basement into a guest room. Keep on reading and learn how to add space to your household in a manner that will save you money, energy and that will give you the best possible end results.
Get rid of the dirt
Yes. This step sounds quite obvious, however, many of us forget about its importance. Basements aren’t used as much as other parts of our houses. They are almost abandoned. That is, until Christmas comes and you need your holiday decorations again. And you can’t really find them in all that mess. Also, it all smells so funny. Why? Well, because most basements aren’t used. Nobody visits them on a daily basis, hence there isn’t much airflow. The dust settles slowly, and before we even know it – things get dirty, smelly, and there is just so much clutter all around the place. And now – it is time to get rid of it.
Take a day off
Getting rid of all that clutter, dirt and who knows what will take some time. On the other hand, this step is necessary in order to transform your basement into a guest room. And what needs to be done, really needs to be done. One way or another. We advise you to do things the right way. Every time. Even when decluttering your basement. That is why we also advise you to go undertake this task on a weekend, or on your day off from work. Decluttering your basement will take some time, and even more importantly, a lot of your valuable energy. Doing this after work hours… Well, if you want things to be done properly, this probably won’t work for you.
Sort your belongings
Once you start decluttering the space in order to transform your basement into a guest room you will have to go through all your belongings. And while you are at it, why not sort them? It will make the later on – deciding what to do with this stuff – process much easier for you. Because let’s face it – all these things need a new place to be stored at. And finding the right place, well that’s a whole other story. Organizing a move that won’t take much time is easier said than done. That is why sorting your belongings before ever starting to pack them for the move is the much easier thing to do.
Make a list
Before you start thinking about the ways to transform your basement into a guest room, you should definitely create an inventory list. It will help you get and stay organized. That is why you should create an inventory list. This way you will create a much clearer picture of this whole process. What needs to stay, and what needs to go? And even more importantly – where? Maybe you’ll have to find a storage unit in your area to store all these items and create some space. Take your time. An inventory list will save it later on.
Find a storage unit in your area
The right storage facility won’t be easy to find. It has to be affordable, safe and close enough. You will want to do everything that is in your power in order to ensure safety to your belongings. Look for different offers online. Compare them. Ask for estimates. Give yourself enough space and time to make the right call. Sometimes the cheapest option isn’t the worst one. And other times – well, it can cause a lot of trouble. On the happy note, you saved yourself some precious time by creating an inventory list early on. Now, you can spend some of that time on making the right decision.
Start looking for professionals that can help you transform your basement into a guest room
DIY projects aren’t always the best idea. Even if you are trying to save some money. Remodeling might sound like an easy task to take on, and you might have watched many home improvement shows on cable, however, the reality couldn’t be any further from that. Home renovations, and transforming your basement into a guest room will require hiring a professional. Yes, you can plan the decor. The wall and furniture colors. Art. Everything but actually remodel your basement on your own. Look for professionals who can do it for you. Just like with storage units – open your web browser and look at your options. Decide what it is that you want, schedule a meeting with a home remodeling professional or two and interview them. Comparing different offers is once again your best choice.
Hire a mover
Getting your household items to your storage unit isn’t an easy task. Mostly because most of us store bulky furniture and similar items in our basements. These heavy pieces aren’t easy to relocate. And yes – you will need all the help you can get. On the bright side, there is a way to get your moving estimate online and save yourself a lot of trouble. Different movers offer different services, and once again – comparing them, as well as their rates and reputation is the best thing you can do.
Enjoy the process
Even though hiring professionals to move your items, in and out of your basement and asking for professional remodeling assistance isn’t really fun – transforming your basement into something beautiful will be. Plan the decorations. Look at furniture. Enjoy the process. Decorating your new guest bedroom should be fun and enjoyable. However, it is up to you what you will make out of it.