While basements get a bad rap at times, if built finished out or remodeled later on, they actually offer a wealth of extra living space for many purposes and activities. For instance, a media room, living room, wine cellar, wet bar, gym, office, playroom, man's cave, laundry and guest room are all popular choices for basement spaces. If you are lucky enough to live in an area where basements are a commonly built element of most homes, you may just be sitting on a myriad of abundant new living possibilities! We've included some of our favorite basement remodeling ideas and images below. Which do you like best?
For those that love to entertain, this funky basement bar is the answer. This basement space shows it doesn’t take a lot of square feet to create a wine cellar of stellar proportions. Multi-activity space such as this are a terrific way to make the most out of a basement. Parents can watch kids at play while working out in the home gym. The dome-shaped ceiling opens up this media room basement .
The fireplace under the media screen offers ambiance. This basement media room/family room combination provides the perfect spot to gather with family and friends. The decor is natural and pleasing to the eye. Vibrant pops of color bring this basement living space to life. Fresh cilantro and inky black make an impact against rustic wood elements in this attractive basement living space remodel. Sliding doors and lots of windows provide much needed light in a basement living space. The white walls and furniture also contribute to the brightness of the room. Forget the days of unfinished laundry rooms in dark, damp basements, who wouldn’t love doing laundry in these spaces? Game rooms such as this are a popular room option for many basements especially when the man of the house yearns for a man cave to call his own. The basement is a perfect spot to tuck away a bedroom for extra privacy for guests and homeowners alike.
This set of sophisticated home designs, rendered by designer Art Ann, displays a distinct taste for the finer things in life, with quality upholstery and top class finishes these interiors would not be cheap to come by, but inspirational elements can be adapted to a more modest home too.
This soft black leather bed is a wonderful statement piece, but you don’t have to break the bank to get a similar look; there is a whole host of convincing leatherette beds on the market at a fraction of the price of their cow hide cousins. The low-level platform style of this piece is complimented by a long sleek sideboard and floating shelf in the same color. This chenille fabric sofa looks bespoke to the room with its circular form that hugs the space; a similar space-hugging look can be created in a smaller lounge with a sofa that comes complete with a chaise lounge extension at one side.
Interior glazed and mirrored doors create the feeling of increased space and natural light no matter what the dimensions of your home, so remember to consider all of your options rather than automatically opting for wood.
Starting off with a simple white and wood kitchen, check out this chunky kitchen island, constructed like an oversized butchers block to contrast against the slim units and exposed shelving in the backdrop. The large island takes the starring roll in this layout, set off by a flourish in the form of an equally oversized faucet. The simplest way to introduce impact is with color, and this bright green cabinet run streaks ahead of most hues with zest. For slightly more subtle color blocking, try deep blue accents, or go all dark and dramatic with deep shades of gray. If you are blessed with a large amount of floor space for your culinary endeavors, consider making the layout of your space the special feature, like this unusual T-shaped creation.
If you are someone who goes through frequent style phases, evolving your taste with the seasons, then introduce color to your kitchen via the wall color rather than the unit finish to avoid costly revamps later. Keep the cabinets neutral and go mad with the paint instead to allow cheap and cheerful makeovers that can completely change the mood of the room.