Basements of homes are usually a large expansive space belowground. Basements have been used in a variety of ways such as:Adding and furnishing it as an extra bedroom
- Turning it into a playroom for the kids
- Renting it out for a family in need
- Turning it into an entertainment centre (i.e. home theatre)
- Or simply turning it into a lounge area for the family
Nowadays, having a well-furnished basement is a popular choice because it utilizes the extra space in the house, as well as adds value to your home if you ever wish to sell it.
With the rise in basement renovation over the past couple of years, here are some of the top trends in modern basement renovations (based in no particular order):
- Home Brewery/Mini Bar
For those who enjoy indulging in a few drinks but don’t like the rowdy crowds at bars, why not create your own bar in your basement? Turn your basement into a bar by furnishing it with the proper dim lighting, seating and music to give it an authentic feel.
And if you’re feeling innovative, have a space to experiment with creating your own craft beers. The combination of having a home brewery and a bar will make your basement a great spot to hang out on the weekends with your friends.
- Sports Room
For the athletically inclined and those who love to watch sports (or both), transforming your ordinary basement into a full-fledged sports room might be an appealing idea. The basement is a great idea to do that because it is considered an out of the way spot from the rest of the home, meaning that your cheers can be as loud as you want when you watch the next game on TV.
Some suggestions for furnishing your basement into a sports room is to have an array of cozy furniture, as well as multiple televisions and a good surround sound for the full experience. You can incorporate a bar area and have a place set up for a pool table and/or a dart board to provide some in house entertainment.
- Home Theatre
If you are a hardcore movie buff and truly enjoy the activity of watching movies, why not recreate the experience in the comfort of your own home? You can go for an elaborate theatre room with all of the essentials such as: enclosed sound proof walls, a surround system, large screen TV and plush reclining seats.
This would be a great spot to have for those nights where you just want to zone out and watch some movies. Make sure to have a handy popcorn maker on board for the full experience.
- Open Concept
The open concept is considered a very popular design, for not just the basement, but for the entire home. Instead of having walls that separate each room, an open concept allows for it to be almost one single room divided into sections, making it seem bigger and easier to navigate around.
There is a lot of creativity to be had when it comes to an open style basement. You can mix a lot of elements like a lounge area, a kitchenette, a game area and more in one room. When done tastefully, it works well since it can be put seamlessly together in an open concept room.
There are many creative uses for renovating your basement, it’s just a matter of finding out what interests you and transforming the basement according to those interests. It’s time to get started on thinking what a basement can do for your home and your family.
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