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Basement remodeling ideas

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 by Pro Home 1

The basement is typically the most unused space in a home, especially if it is in raw, unfinished condition.  You can transform your basement into anything you want. Basements are becoming highly functional – they are no longer typical, basic laundry and storage rooms. 

Homeowners are looking for balance of functionality and aesthetics: the space not only needs to be comfortable, livable, feel good, warm and cozy, but it needs to look modern, and it all needs to tie in together in a way that the basement space can be put to a variety of uses.   

If you are thinking of finishing or remodeling your basement, focus on what are your family needs.  Ask yourself, what is your home missing?   If you have kids, perhaps a toy room would be handy.  If you work from home, you may need an isolated and quiet space.  If you have frequent guests, perhaps a dedicated guest room with kitchenette and entertainment room.  Man\woman caves have also become a big trend.  

If you are looking to transform your empty or dull basement and introduce a 21st century retreat, check out some of our current basement trends and contact us


This includes anything from home theaters with large flat-screen TVs, dimmer lights, projector screens, good sound system, comfy seats, snack machines and a full bar. In an adjoining game room, showcase your pool table, video games, darts, one-arm bandit machines, etc. Built-in shelving units are a must to display books, magazines, trophies or other decorative items.


A cozy basement “apartment” can be a great option if you have a large family and circle of friends. They can stay with you but have the privacy of a mini apartment. Otherwise, consider changing this area to a kids’ playroom, or a teen-hangout room. 


An in-home office is ideal for you.  Create an office space with everything you need, such as storage space, including shelves, room for electronics, desk, and any other office-related furniture and accessories.


If you have the necessary plumbing, gas and electrical – you are half way there. Create a space for complete relaxation, serenity and enjoyment. This can be an area where you can get away and relax. Design a larger bathroom fitted with today’s luxuries, such as a steam room, massage room and even sauna!  Add an air-purification system to keep the basement fresh.


A winter retreat is where you want to be during cold winter months. Transform your basement to include rich warm wall colors, carpeted or hardwood floors, a big, cushy couch complete with a fireplace or wood stove. Conversely, basements are typically cooler during summer months, so you will have an easy getaway from the hot and humid weather.

Lastly, if you are not yet ready for a contemporary remodel to a multi-purpose retreat basement, consider a small upgrade to a large storage or pantry room. You can easily install shelves, bins, and other organizational tools to help you stay structured. Also, a recreation room comes in handy for a small in-house gym, or wet bar, or a small family lounge.

Are you ready for your modern basement remodel?  Contact us today and schedule an appointment. We will design and build your brand-new basement

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