If you are thinking about making upgrades to your home to improve its value, you should consider additions to the lower level that will make your home a haven from the outside world. Unlike a living room, kitchen or dining area on your main floor, your home’s lower level is often one of the most underutilized spaces in a house and could be turned into almost anything. Here are some ideas for additions that will take the lower level of your home to the next level:

Media Room

Why go to the movies when you can bring the movies to you? Adding a media room with a large projection screen can be used to gather the family for a movie night in, entertain guests or for the kids’ get-togethers with friends.

Wine Room/Cellar

For the wine connoisseur, you could consider updating the lower level of your home with a wine room or cellar. The benefits of adding a wine cellar to your home include the ability to collect and buy wine in bulk, entertain guests with fine wine, and add to the value and aesthetics of your home.

Indoor Pool

If you want to really make a splash, update the lower level of your home with an indoor lap pool. Whether it’s for swimming laps or for the kids to play, an indoor pool adds a new level of luxury beyond an outdoor pool to a home.


Much like an outdoor hot tub, a sauna is a great way to relax. Installing a sauna in the lower level of your home has less upfront and maintenance costs that it would take to build an indoor pool, so it’s a good place to start if you are looking to find new ways to optimize your home’s lower level.

Walk-in Humidor

For a cigar lover in the family, you might want to turn your unused space in the lower level of your home into a walk-in humidor. Once you have constructed a walk-in humidor, the upkeep costs are low, making the initial investment for installation worth the cost.

Financing your upgrades

If you are looking to update the lower level of your home, knowing your options about financing is important before committing to a new project. Our team of experienced mortgage planners can help review options and rates of a construction loan to make the right decision for you.

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