Explore the potential of your basement space, where the options are limitless when it comes to basement ideas. Whether you envision a captivating theater, an engaging game room, or a relaxing lounge, the choice is yours. With a little creativity, transform this area into the perfect space for entertainment and relaxation.
We know what you’re thinking, “but isn’t re-doing a basement expensive?”, it doesn’t have to be! It all depends on what you are looking to do with the space.
Here’s an easy guide on how to transform your space yourself:
- Decide what you want the space to be dedicated to. If you’re a movie buff, a home theater would be a great idea, or if you have a large family, a dedicated game room the whole family can enjoy
- Measure your basement, this is important to start with so you know how much space you have available
- Pick out furniture, games, televisions, etc for the space based on your theme. This step doesn’t have to be expensive, you can use existing items or even buy them secondhand!
- Set up the space and get ready to enjoy it!
Not sure where to start? Ask yourself what’s your favorite way to pass the time. That’s a great place to start, and we’ve got some of our favorite basement ideas below to inspire you.
Check out our top basement ideas…
Basement Idea: Movie buff, Meet Home Theater
If you’re a movie buff or even a self-proclaimed critic, a Home Theater is the perfect way for you to enjoy all of your favorite movies with the cinema experience from the comfort of your own home! There’s no better way to kick movie nights up to the next level.
Here are a few musts to add to your basement theater experience…
- Large T.V. or Screen
- Projector or DVD/Blu-Ray Player
- Surround sound
- Storage / Displays for all your movies
- Cozy couches, chairs, or a sectional
You can take it to the next level by adding soft ambient lighting, movie posters for the walls, and maybe even a popcorn maker for the classic movie experience!
Basement Ideas for the Gamers: A Game Room
Now, it doesn’t need to be just video games that you’re into. You can tailor the space based off of games you already own and love! Have a pool table in storage you’re itching to get out? Make a dedicated billiards room! Board games and role play games increase your speed, then spruce up the space with new tables and shelves to display your games. Retro arcades your thing, then you can create your own nostalgic arcade!
Here’s a few musts to add to your basement game room…
- Games (of course!)
- Shelves and displays
- Seating / tables (the type will depend on what games you want)
Basement Idea Spaces for the Whole Family
Have a large basement and a family with different tastes? Well, you’re in luck because you don’t need to limit yourself to one set theme. With the use of furniture and area rugs you can create different spaces within one large open concept basement. Now the whole family can partake in their favorite activities separately, but still together.
Pro Tip 1: include the whole family in the fun of planning your basement refresh! Make memories together and create a space you can all enjoy together.
Pro Tip 2: Go green and save green by sourcing furniture from trusted second hand sellers. Not only will you be saving money, you can always find some unique treasures that fit your personality and the space!
Curious to see what other basement refreshes we’ve done recently? Check out these full basement remodels that our team has done, this refined basement Cigar Lounge that oozes sophistication and this super fun multi-use basement that is every kid’s (and everyone’s) dream!