Every homeowner has at one point struggled with keeping the basement of their house warm, especially in winter. Even with an effective HVAC system, most people invest in the rooms and areas used more. Basements are often left to remain as storage space and sometimes only utilized when there is an actual need. No one spends a lot of time down in the basement makes them one of the most neglected parts of the house. It is not very different from the attic, whose use is almost negligible. Ask many people, and they will tell you that it would be great to use the basement space, but it is just too cold for comfort. This happens because of the structure of the building and probably because of the basement’s proximity to the ground, so it is naturally cooler than the other parts of the house. However, you can easily convert the basement into a man cave or even a theatre for your family if you put some work into it. Invest in a heating system and work on achieving proper ventilation. Fortunately, all these are achievable as long as you are willing to take practical steps to achieve them. First, invest in appropriate insulation. With adequate insulation, the issue of cold temperatures may be reduced by half, if not more. Once you have insulated the walls and ceiling, consider having a portable heater in this space, especially when you are there. Depending on the humidity levels, you may also have to invest in a humidifier or dehumidifier. Whatever it takes, make sure to convert the space and make it habitable. You can even pay an HVAC contractor to do all this for you.