A finished basement is an ideal choice for your custom home if you want to have maximum living space. A basement is one of those bonus rooms that you could turn into practically anything; with that in mind, check out these ideas for what your finished basement could be!
The most popular use for a basement is an entertainment space. “Entertainment space” is a broad term. You could have a lounge for friends and family to gather or have a game room. The most well-lit area of the basement is the perfect place to set up a pool table and other such games. Whatever your main gathering area is, put it in the brightest spot.
What’s a better place to watch movies and shows at home than in your own theater room? The basement is a perfect place to create a theater room, either in one part of the room or for the entire space. This area should have minimal windows or blackout curtains for the maximum theater effect.
Meanwhile, if you are considering turning the basement into a bedroom for an adult offspring, a guest, or a tenant, you will need points of escape such as windows and doors near the bed. Given that your basement is well insulated and well finished, there is no reason why it can’t be someone’s night’s stay.
Don’t forget about snacks! Game rooms, theater rooms, and gathering spaces, in general, aren’t complete without food and beverages! A basement doesn’t need a full-sized kitchen, but it can use the bare necessities of a small fridge, counter space, a sink, and storage. Some basements look like a second open-concept living room and kitchen, with a kitchen island separating the two spaces.
Where do the washer and dryer go? The main two placements are the kitchen and the utility room. In the basement, your washer and dryer could reside in its own laundry room separate from the rest of the living area.
Gym, Hobby, or Work Room
The ideas for what a finished basement could be are limitless! Aside from the most popular setups, you can also turn your downstairs space into a gym, a man cave, a wine cellar, a music room, or your home office! Whatever you can think of, it can be!
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