5 Space Maximising and Value Adding Basement Conversion Ideas

If you are done with using your basement as a dump, where you throw everything that you do not find useful in the house, but you do not have the heart to throw it away, then converting your basement into a useable space is ideal.


If you have decided that you want to make your house’s basement a useful space that does not only make it more functional, but it also adds value to your property, we have five ideas for basement conversions that will not fail to impress you.

Read on to discover them and maximize your basement space.


If you are a fitness fanatic or hate going to the gym every day, then you can bring the gym to your home! With a basement gym, you will save thousands on a gym membership every year. Moreover, you will not be bothered with hygiene as you will not share your equipment with others. There are tons of benefits to having a gym at home. Having said, you can enjoy working out at your own pace without worrying about the scheduled gym timings.

The best thing about converting your basement to a gym is that you will not have to invest too much money for conversion. You have an option of either starting with a complete gym set or a few essential equipments only.

Music Studio

A basement is a perfect place for a music studio! Why? Because it is easier to sound-proof a basement than other parts of a house.

Especially, if you have a high ceiling, a basement would be an ideal place for a music studio. A basement studio allows you to disconnect from the world and focus entirely on creating musical masterpieces. You can play instruments for as long as you like without receiving neighbours’ complaints.


If you want the perfect cinematic feel at home, converting your basement to a cinema would be a fantastic idea.

In case your basement does not allow too much light, then converting your basement into a cinema would be an ideal option because you wouldn’t have to pay extra money for making your cinema lightproof. With having your own basement cinema, you can invite friends over and enjoy cinematic surround sound and high-resolution 4K display at home at any time of the day, and on any day of the week.

Underground Parking

Parking is always a plus! It is not only the ultimate solution to the limited parking space in front of your house, but it also adds value to the property. If you are worried about having limited space in your basement, you can extend parking space by a double-tier lift, and park two vehicles in the same place instead of a single-vehicle.


This conversion idea might sound a bit boring, but if your primary goal is to add value to your property without spending too much on the conversion, then you should invest on converting the basement to bedrooms.

Houses are usually valued on the number of bedrooms they offer, each decent size bedroom will add thousands to a property’s value.

You can make one or more bedrooms depending on the amount of foot space available, or you can even convert the basement into a large studio apartment or annexe.

Other Ideas

As well as the above ideas, many people also convert their basement into a:Basement

  • Utility room
  • Playroom
  • Home office
  • Kitchen

Some people may also look at using the space within the basement to create a swimming pool or transform it into a self-contained flat. With enough space and budget, most things are possible.

Danford Brewer & Ives are basement conversion experts.  With many successful projects completed, we are the perfect partner for anyone looking to have a basement conversion.  To discuss your plans further simply contact DBI and book an appointment for one of our site surveyors to visit you and run through the options with you.