Dream List of Basement Options
Basement options add value and livability to your lower level living spaces. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices going....
DREAM LIST OPTIONS:
(especially for finished basement square footage)
~ Basement rec room
* Pool table?
* Stereo system?
* Game system for your child so YOU can enjoy the ball game or the Hallmark channel while he races the latest sports car?
* Card table for board games?
* Scrapbooking nook?
~ Expanded living area
~ Quiet retreat for journaling
~ Guest bedroom
~ Teen bedroom
~ Workshop or "man cave"
~ Bathroom (half or full)
~ Laundry room
~ Apartment to rent (helps pay your mortgage!)
~ Home office
~ Exercise room
~ Extra closets
~ Storage shelves for seasonal items
The possibilities are ENDLESS!!
Save On Taxes
Remember, too, that if you start (or continue) a home-based business, you may be able to use that home office or teaching studio AND that business-related storage space as a tax-deductible expense!
For more information on how to save money on your taxes by starting a home business, click here . This is the system I personally use and I love it!
Check with your accountant to figure out both the tax-deductible COST TO BUILD as well as the tax deductions for business use of the space.
Each country has various incentives and deductions for businesses. The U.S. rewards entrepreneurs, so consider starting a home business and watch your savings climb!
With so many options to transform your basement into what would be ideal for YOUR family, the sky is truly the limit.
Dream big, determine your available budget to begin your project, and then interview potential builders. Making your lower level work for you will open up new spaces that will give you room to breathe, think, play and be creative - so take that next step and go for it!
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