November 29, 2011

Keep Decorating in Mind When Finishing Your Basement

As you're planning your Denver basement remodel (or perhaps you're planning it from the brand new conception stage) there are several things to keep in mind. Here are some things you may wish to consider:

How Do You Plan to Use Your Denver Basement Remodel?
Obviously, the way(s) you plan to make use of your basement will affect the design and decorating you choose. For instance,
  • Recreation/Game Room - If your primary usage of your Denver basement remodel will be recreation, then you'll want to include plans for adequate lighting and space to move  For example, do you plan to put in a pool table or ping pong table? If so, make sure there's ample space around the table for players to move freely, and install some good overhead lighting -track lighting is one good option. Solid non-slip supportive flooring that looks attractive is another point. Then of course, take into consideration any other furniture or appliances that might be in the basement, such as a refrigerator, freezer, washer & dryer, etc. The placement of these items should be separate from the playing area so some family members can play while others may do chores, without interrupting one another.

  • Exercise Studio - Always a popular Denver basement remodel option, you'll want to allow sufficient space around each piece of equipment so that it and YOU can move easily and correctly. You may want to include some mirrors on the wall to observe your form when exercising.

  • Wine Storage - Using your Denver basement remodel as a wine cellar is a great idea, providing you utilize the correct lighting, racks, and lighting.

Entertainment - If you're looking to create an additional entertainment area for your Home Theatre & media (DVDs, game consoles, music, etc.) then measuring carefully for the desired wall unit's placement, then using complimentary wall and floor colors for that unit are important factors. And of course, comfortable, attractive furniture where you can sit or lounge is mandatory! You simply can't create a proper "man cave," "woman cave" or "kid cave" without comfort. Your sound system is very important, too, so doing any necessary sound proofing in order to keep the volume from interfering with other areas of the house is a great idea.

Wet Bar & Kitchen - If your ideal Denver basement remodel usage is to create an additional dining, cooking & entertaining area, you're going to want to install appliances that are functional as well as attractive, and fit into the space perfectly. A great bar and some comfy, attractive bar stools can really set off the space nicely. Good lighting above the bar, sink and stove, and comfortable flooring (possibly cushioned mats) are also important.
Who Should Do Your Denver Basement Remodel?
Well, unless you're an experienced do-it-yourselfer, and we're talking contractor level here, just to insure your Denver basement remodel totally meets with your needs and satisfaction on every level, you'll probably be happiest hiring a professional. Your Denver basement remodel is something you want to be able to live with happily for many years to come, so don't take unnecessary risks.

Aspen Builders of Denver can advise, design and complete your Denver basement remodel professionally, attractively and make sure everything is up to code. By hiring Aspen Builders, you can't go wrong.

Take a look at some of the beautiful Denver basement remodeling jobs they've done. These videos and pictures speak for themselves regarding quality, craftsmanship and beauty.

Give Aspen Builders a call to get the ball rolling toward creating the Denver basement remodel of your dreams! 303-471-4355. Or email them or schedule a FREE in-home design consultation.

Blending Art and Expertise - The Essential Strength of a Home Remodeler

You have decided to remodel the one part of your home that has long been ignored, the basement.  Too often the basement of a home seems to not fall into the overall design and feeling of the bigger home, but with the right home remodeler your basement may quickly turn into one of the best features of your home.

We are no longer talking about the 1970s rec rooms, today's basements can truly become a focal point of the home.  With the help of a company like the Aspen Builders Company, this space quickly goes well beyond function and turns into a true design master piece.

As you start to look at choosing a home remodeler, the first step is to take a look at their work.  A great example of a photo gallery of the possibilities can be found at These photo galleries may open up many uses for the basement you might have event considered, like wine storage, a spa or the ever popular game room/"man cave".

The options are endless, all you need to decide is what you wish to use the space for and take it from there.  Here are just a few of the possible uses:
  1. Media Room. Many people opt for the basement to be the focus of their home entertainment.  This can mean a larger screen TV with recliners for the sports fans or more of a home theatre set up for movie buffs. The built in options a quality home remodeler can offer you take the space well beyond just a TV room into a well-designed addition to your home.
  2. Spa Retreat.  An empty basement can be transformed into a spa retreat with the addition of personal steam room, oversized spa tub or high end shower set ups.  A spa area with a well-designed tile feature can create a relaxing in home retreat that you may not have had space for otherwise.
  3. Home Gym. If you have a family that likes to work out or someone that is training for a particular sport the space can be turned into a high end work out center.  This is also nice with the addition of the Spa items listed above.
  4. Game Room/Wet Bar. Whether you are an empty nester or living with a house full of teens, a game room is a great way to keep either friends or family entertained.  For teens in the family, a pool table and other games is a fun way to spend many hours.  After the kids leave home the space can be expanded to include wine storage as well.
Click here to see a photo gallery of Basement Finishing Ideas by Aspen Builders.

However you decide to use the space, finding a home remodeler like Aspen Builders in Denver will ensure the space turns out to be both functional and a high quality design.  The balance between artistry and function ensures that the space will become one of your favorite parts of the home.