Add a humidifier to your home heater and reduce the static in your home during winter while adding moisture to the air you breathe.
Adding an Ultra Violet (UV) light to your home heating/cooling system will significantly reduce the amount of microbial in the air and ducting, helping to reduce possible health problems associated with inhaling microbial.
Add a bedroom with recessed lighting and a closet
You may want to add some finished space to your basement, take a look at these sample photos.
any space being used for sleeping requires an egress window or door that must meet/exceed the fire code for NY egress wells
this basemet project included a full bath with a tile floor, a tiled shower stall and recessed lighting, a vanity area and a private water closet