Most basements of this age are just storage spaces that show more promise of expanded living space.
This 1961 ranch had the potential to improve function by dividing the space differently and updating the features & finishes. The homeowner requested a larger living space (originally divided in half) and adding a workout room in the back.
Here is how we were able to help:
–removed existing paneling and room divider
–framed new space to 2/3 space for living area & 1/3 for work out room
–insulated exterior walls & updated heating ducts
–updated electrical, added LED can lights and added fireplace under stairs
–drywalled, painted, and carpeted to modernize finishes

This space is now a haven to enjoy for entertainment or exercise!
(last 2 pix before)