On The House: Basements
On The House With Mark Molthan: Basements
by D-Home’s Loren Means
Residential basements in Texas were almost non-existent, until recent years. Mark discovered that building underground was a great way to add square footage to your home without taking up more land on your property. Basements have great flexibility and can provide space for media centers, playrooms, adult lounges, studies, wine rooms, exercise rooms, and more. The space is only limited by your imagination and family’s needs.
Basements make a perfect location for home theaters. Without natural sunlight sneaking in, you have an ideal dark theater feeling as well as great sound insulation in the walls.
Home gyms are convenient and private but they aren’t likely to be one of the most beautiful rooms in your home. Using the basement to create your exercise oasis is a great way to have all the ease and amenities of an in-home gym without taking up a room in the house.
Removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life going on upstairs, a study in the basement provides the quiet and concentration of a true office. Whether you work from home or simply have work that follows you home, a basement study gives you the ability to retreat in order to focus or to just relax and curl up with a good a book.GO TO ARTICLE