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Getting Your Basement Finishing Project Underway

So you have decided to turn your musty junk-filled basement into a warm liveable space. Or maybe you are already using the basement but want to style it up a notch. Basement design ideas are limitless. Whether you want a cool chic look or a more dramatic themed basement, the choices are endless. But before you decide on the style you want for your new finished basement, here are a few things to consider.

First, what are you using your basement for? This will greatly determine what finish you give the basement. A living area needs to feel warm and cozy, a bedroom needs to have a quiet and relaxing finish and a game room needs some exciting colors. There are plenty of websites offering basement finishing ideas you can borrow. We have our own list below that you can use as a starting point. Find a style that pleases you and adapt it to fit your finished basement.

GRAY WET BAR

Envision a party with minimal decorations. We don’t want to confess it, but we designed this space in our minds for gatherings. Sebring Design Build outdid themselves with this gray, wet bar. This is one posh-looking cellar.

THE BOOK NOOK

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The space under the stairs where the beds are has become a favorite reading nook. Sebring Design Build has created a space that will put you at ease. It offers convenient drawers for stowing your belongings.

CONTEMPORARY BAR

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This Wet Bar is a hit amongst all who see it due to its sleek silhouette, contemporary gray color, and uncomplicated design. It’s inviting to sit and enjoy a drink there, and the light and airiness provided by the windows along the ceiling make it a great spot for a drink on a warm day. Sebring Design Build is responsible for this layout.

HOME GYM

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What if you don’t have to leave the house to get your workout in? The majority of people will probably agree that this gym is superior to the one near their home. Sebring Design Build has done it again with this space-saving home gym plan. Your home has everything you need to get in shape, including a full gym, in the basement.

MODERN HOME GYM

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A spotless and unfussy indoor fitness center. Concentrating on working out cannot be easy when there are so many other things in our gym. This amazing and simple plan to pare down the basement gym to the bare essentials was conceived by Moss Building & Design.

EXPOSED BRICK BAR

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Wow! M.J. Whelan Construction has created a stunning visual for their groundbreaking design. The basement bar’s exposed brick is an attractive aesthetic feature. Bricks make a solid, high-end foundation because of their density and compactness.

WORKOUT WONDER

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Who would have thought that a fitness center could appear sleek and simple? The barn door is a popular option and will surely be appreciated by everyone who uses the area. When I stare at it, I feel warm and at home. The warm tone of Sebring Design Build‘s layout is due in part to the earthy brown flooring.

CLASSY COUNTRY CRAFTS

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Wow, what a lovely, light studio space. It has a sophisticated country vibe and might also serve as a gathering place. Haefele Design‘s basement layout encourages creative pursuits like scrapbooking and home improvement. Wow, that’s a comfortable space that also has party potential!

GLOWING TV

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The well-lit space in front of the television is guaranteed to be appreciated by all avid viewers. It’s hard to tell you’re in a basement because the area is so spotless and modern. The Cousins have created another gem here.

CONVERSATION HEAVEN

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This basement is bright and airy; its decor is decidedly more girly. The round meeting space is great for casual get-togethers. The four-seat bar is also a great touch in this cozy basement space. Whonsetler Photography has captured a gem with this design.

Let Your Creativity Fly

Do not be bound so much by functionality and practicality that you forget about making the basement a fun place to be in. While playing it safe with the rooms above is understandable, let the space below be your own personal canvas. Try out a crazy theme, a cool wall art, a unique color pattern, or anything else that comes to mind.

Check out some cool basement ideas we have compiled below, in addition, you can take a look at our own Before & After Finished Basement Remodeling Ideas portfolio.  Included below is everything from themed finished basement ideas to small finished basement ideas.

On to the planning phase. Planning is essential to achieving the right finish for your basement. A good idea is to use one of the many online tools to create a cad drawing of the room. Put in the wall color, seat arrangements, and anything else you want to have an idea of how the basement will look.

Even if you do not use an online tool, plan extensively beforehand as to exactly what you plan to do. What color will the wall be? Will you put in any art? What flooring style will you go for? If your budget allows, you can consult an interior designer for recommendations. One advantage of such planning is that it allows you to set out a budget that you can work within, ensuring that you are not caught short of cash in the middle of your project.

POOL SPA

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Envision a multifunctional basement. The lighting and the little pool will be a hit with everyone. It’s great that there is a big window, so the gym always feels airy and bright. The work of Birdseye Design is excellent and impressive.

SLEEK SANCTUARY

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This whole basement all seems so luxurious and refined. This area manages to be both ultra-modern and stylish yet welcoming and cozy. The central bonfire further enhances the sophisticated atmosphere created by Urban Abode‘s layout.

BRIGHT BASEMENT

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This lower-level area is warm and welcoming without being overly dim. The color scheme is universally appealing since it is so airy, uncomplicated, and relaxing to the eyes. This style, photographed by Leslie Goodwin Photography, appeals to those with understated tastes.

EXPOSED INDUSTRIAL

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The exposed piping lends an air of industrial chic to this basement. Even though it’s a basement, the space looks sophisticated because of the contrast between the dark equipment and furnishings and the bright lighting. Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC has created another masterpiece here.

FUNKY FIREPLACE

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A fantastic fireplace and a thoroughly modern touch. The blue upholstery and accents are a welcome addition that guests will appreciate. Blue and brown, an uncommon color pairing, are the primary tones throughout the design. The architects at Moss Building and Design have created another gem here.

TRADITIONAL ARCHES

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What a great place to relax in peace. Basement recreation rooms are rather conventional. There’s a bonfire pit, so you could set up camp and spend the night. Gonyea Homes & Remodeling crafted this exquisite example of classic architecture.

PUB BASEMENT BAR

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The curving door and wood counter add a cozy touch. M.J. Whelan Construction nailed the pub vibe with this basement design. The atmosphere of this pub’s subterranean bar is enhanced by the bricks that serve as its foundation.

OFFICE NOOK

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The intelligent layout of this space ensures that every inch has a purpose without making the whole place feel cramped. The underground work area is ideal for those who value efficiency above everything else. Leslie Goodwin Photography captured this cozy office space.

COLORFUL GYM

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Who among us doesn’t want a colorful room? The floor is beautiful, and the room is quite well-lit. Although Sebring Design Build‘s design uses only a few primary colors and basic elements, it is filled with a lively, energetic vibe.

PRETTY BASEMENT

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It’s pretty, it’s bright, and it doesn’t look like a basement at all. Case Design/Remodeling, Inc has created a wonderful layout. The color scheme choices are unique and radiate a minimalist yet elegant energy.

WET BAR

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The basement and its contents are stunning, but it isn’t the only thing that stands out. Everything is full of detailed elements! The owner’s excellent taste is displayed in the lovely wet bar. Once again, Sebring Design Build has produced a masterpiece.

TRADITIONAL BAR

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Perfect for hosting social gatherings and other celebrations, this basement is a classic example of what a basement can be. The decor is purposefully quirky and interesting, enticing customers to sit and enjoy a drink. NVS Remodeling & Design has created a masterpiece here.

LIGHTED CELLAR

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A wine storage area that is airy and well-lit. The illumination of the cellar is a further point of interest that all will appreciate. The wine cellar appears to be quite pricey. The luxurious owner vibes radiate from Brandon Architects, Inc.‘s masterwork.

AMAZING CELLAR

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What an incredible, very conventional-looking underground wine cellar. This layout, developed once more by Sebring Design Build, will allow you to manage your wine collection efficiently. The most noticeable feature in the room is the elaborate wooden cabinet taking up most of the room’s square footage.

MAN CAVE THEATER

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The phrase “man cave” comes to mind immediately. This would be an amazing venue for a sporting event. We love the cool lighting on the ceiling. The seats have that classic theater feel to them as well. The basement design by CHC Creative Remodeling is a work of art.

EXPANSIVE PLAYROOM

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Peregrine Design Build created a spacious playroom for the kids in the basement. The cubbies are perfect for stowing away their toys and other belongings. More storage areas can be made for the homeowners by finishing the basement.

BASEMENT SPORTS BAR

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This space has the feeling of being at a nice neighborhood bar–but you are in the comfort of your own home. Plus, you can enjoy watching your favorite team in sports or have a movie marathon with drinks. This is a great design by CHC Creative Remodeling.

BASEMENT COURT

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Wow, a basketball court in the basement! It must be wonderful to have room for an indoor sports court if one enjoys playing sports. The basement court is a perfectly adequate size. And there won’t be any issues with the climate. Kaufman Construction Design and Build conceived of this underground arena.

Tips For Nailing Finished Basements Ideas

When most people envision their basement, they envision an unfinished place filled with cobwebs, odd trash, and cold concrete. Many homeowners fail to recognize the potential. Consider a fully realized area, tailored to fit into your ideal home, an extension of the quality and personality you instill in the rest of the house.

Designing Finished Basement Ideas

It’s a big step from an underutilized unfinished basement to a completely restored and finished basement. Before beginning building, there are numerous options to consider. One of the most enjoyable aspects of renovating is creating your unique vision. Whether you want to use modern basement ideas or functional basement ideas, the new room will reflect your unique creative touch. If you give yourself a few hours, you might be astonished at how many innovative basement designs you can come up with.

A Home Theater System

When it comes to basement design, nothing beats the classics. This classic feature enhances the luxury and value of your home. Consider a cozy night in with friends and family to watch the latest blockbuster in the comfort of your own home theater.

A Workout Room

This is the ideal complement for the multi-functional individual. With this function, you’ll never have to pay for another monthly gym membership. Make the most of your healthy living by investing in a fully equipped home gym perfectly suited to your workout requirements.

A Recreational Area

In this relaxing area, recline in your favorite chair. Consider a room that has been specifically designed for technology-free leisure. There’s a pool table, a foosball table, a dartboard, a handmade board game table, a pingpong table, and more just down the stairs.

A Dry Or Wet Bar

What better way to relax after work than with a refreshing beverage from the comfort of a personalized bar? This area can also serve as a terrific entertainment component for a lively get-together with friends and family for any occasion.

An At-Home Office

This practical basement design is ideal for those who have L-shaped basement floor plans. While optimizing productivity, enclose your workspace in a personalized home office. Go upstairs to leave your work at home.

A Craft Shop

A multi-purpose craft room is a terrific little finished basement concept if you need extra space for hobbies. Building storage features and installing useful fixtures are wonderful methods to personalize your home makeover for this type of redesign.

Additional Living Area

As a family grows, the room becomes increasingly scarce. Creating a completely new area with new rooms and living areas ensures that your family will fit, no matter how large it becomes. Even modest basements can contain one or two additional rooms.

Basement Essentials

Whatever your creative orientation, there are certain elements that every basement redesign must include in order to improve the area. When planning your redesign, make sure you don’t overlook any of the following important details:
• An abundance of high-quality lighting fixtures.
• A bathroom, either full or half.
• Additional storage for unused furniture and objects; and
• An open concept design.

Basement remodeling can be stressful, and understandably so. But the styling aspect will provide some much-needed fun. Seeing your newly finished basement take shape as the flooring is installed and the walls painted will be exciting and there is no feeling like seeing it come to life as furniture is put into place and light fixtures are installed.

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If you are currently doing a basement finishing project or planning to start one, we are here to help, whether you need styling advice, someone to bounce your ideas off, or expert recommendations, do not hesitate to reach out in our comments section below.

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