Sculpt the perfect getaway, right in your basement! One of the biggest complaints that homeowners have is lack of space. Basements tend to become a collection place for boxes, old goods, memories we can’t let go of, old clothes we never go through and worse. We at Structurz can brainstorm with you and your family to design an amazing basement remodeling plan.
Why have one family room when you can have two? Remodeling a basement is the perfect opportunity to give your home two places where you can relax. Kids can play and watch movies in the basement living room, while adults can interact in the more formal living room upstairs!
Have a teen that’s tired of sharing a bedroom with a younger sibling? Extended family always staying over? Reconstructing the entire basement into a bedroom will give someone the space, privacy, and comfort they need for a good night’s rest. If you want a spare sleeping area but don’t have the space, creating an alcove with a built-in bed and shelves is great for smaller basements. Just be sure your design plans include enough space for bathroom renovations!
Take a basement spare bedroom one step further by turning your downstairs into an apartment suite. Go with a kitchenette with updated appliances and an island, a small space to put a couch for lounging, a half wall to create the boundaries of a bedroom, and a bathroom. You can rent the space out to earn some extra money, or let your college kids stay there in between living arrangements and jobs.
A basement provides plenty of room to make a workout room tailored to your interests. Carve out space to build that sauna you’ve always wanted, or use multiple floor types to divide up workout stations, such as wood floors for yoga and carpet for cool-down stretches. Rubber mats are an affordable basement flooring option—not to mention, a smart way to protect the ground from heavy equipment.
Adding a bar is a fantastic idea for upgrading your basement. Put some cabinets with a built-in counter up against the wall to keep the space open, or make a wet bar the main spot to socialize with wrap-around counters and cool bar stools. Add major style points with a built-in fridge, countertop beer tap, and lots of snacks!
Wine connoisseurs can show off their favorite selection of reds with unfinished basement ideas like a wine cellar. A personalized space to store your collection takes strategic planning, but with the proper air system, shelves or racks, and insulation, you can have your dream DIY wine cellar!
Cool basement ideas don’t just have to be for the adults—consider doing something fun for the little ones with your remodel! Stairs that turn into a slide, a rock climbing wall, and built-in shelves to house games or toys are all awesome kids playroom ideas to consider for your basement.
A basement laundry room gives mounds of clothes and sports gear a designated spot off of bedroom and hallway floors. Add energy-efficient washer/dryers, tile floors for easy to clean spills, and tall storage cabinets to store ironing boards and detergents.
What better feature to include in your basement plans than a home theater. Basements often have little to no windows, making the dark space ideal for that movie theater vibe. Raise the floor to add rows of recliners, invest in recessed fixtures with soft lighting you can dim, and swap out large a TV for a projector and screen. Whatever your style may be, there are tons of home theater ideas for you try!