There is nothing like the experience of remodeling your basement. A space that was once used for storage is being transformed into a space for relaxing, entertaining or hobbies.
Of course, you need to figure out how you want to use your basement. Are you looking for an elegant place to pour drinks for your guests? Maybe you want to use bright colors to inspire your latest craft. The sky is the limit when it comes to remodeling your basement.
If you are unsure of where to start, here are five ideas for your basement remodel.
A Space For Crafts
A craft room in the basement gives you enough space to work on your projects without any distractions. You can organize your supplies using bins, cubbies, shelves and cabinets. Use a bulletin board or side table to display your latest creations. You can inspire your creativity by pairing colorful chairs, patterned curtains and fun signs with beige furniture or walls. You want to use a concrete or hardwood floor, so you do not have to worry about spilling paint on your carpet.
Smaller Living Space
Turning your basement into a living space is great for entertaining guests or giving yourself alone time. Use a couch, flat screen and shelving units to create a living room. Several feet away is a functional kitchen with a counter, storage and several appliances. Use carpet and tile floors to divide your living room and kitchen into zones.
Playhouse For Kids
Turn your basement into a playhouse for your kids by using shiplap on several walls. You can pair the bright shiplap walls with dark hardwood floors and white doors to create a kid-friendly color scheme. You can even use the shiplap to build a smaller playhouse, complete with a window and bright colors. Use cubbies, baskets and racks to store their toys, and finish it off with a cozy kids’ couch.
Unwind and Entertain
If you entertain guests often, turn your basement into a place to hang out with your friends. One side of your basement may include a gaming table, such as pool or air hockey. A couch is just several feet away from the game, so those who wish to mingle can do so comfortably. On the other side of the basement is a bar area, complete with seating, cabinets and a sink. Use an egress window to show off a beautiful stone wall.
At The Movies
There is nothing like a home theater to make movie night with your loved ones a blast. Start with a wall-mounted flat screen, DVDs and cozy seating, such as recliners. You can even place a table or bar and taller chairs right behind your theater seating. The back of your basement may include a bar for snacks and plenty of seating, allowing everyone to enjoy the flick or mingle.