9 Creative Ideas for Your Basement Renovation
Like any home improvement project, beginning a basement remodel can feel overwhelming. One way to dive in is with a wish list and inspiration board of the things you’d like to have in your dream basement space. Basements are no longer dreary, unfinished holes in the ground. Homeowners remodel basements to maximize square footage and potential. Finishing a basement will typically give you a return of 70 to 75 percent of your investment.
Basements are nothing short of a gold mine of remodel opportunities. If you’re drawing a blank on ideas or unsure where to start, we’ve compiled some basement renovation inspiration for you. As professional basement contractors, we can help you to refine your ideas and bring your space to life!
1. Customized Staircase
Stairs are the first thing guests see when they head into your basement, so why not make an impression? Design a custom staircase with our basement contractors. Features like light-up steps, a classy stair runner, or glass side panels are sure to add style and increase the wow factor. If you’re a plant lover, why not add an indoor atrium below the stairs? If your thumb isn’t green, fill it with faux plants.
Staircases can also be a powerful storage solution, and contractors can put the finishing touch on your basement with custom cabinets under the stairs, open shelving, or a space for a wine or beverage fridge.
2. Home Theater
A home theater experience is a classic use of a basement space – and with good reason. If your basement has few or no windows, the darkness sets the tone for a moody and relaxing movie theater space. Dimmable recessed lighting, rows of reclining seating, and a movie screen or projector will create a home cinematic experience so inviting you may never want to leave.
3. Wine Cellar
Wine connoisseurs have a golden opportunity when remodeling a dark and cool basement space as it provides the ideal conditions for storing and displaying wine. Basement finishing companies like ours are adept at the strategic planning necessary to personalize your space to store your collection with the right air system, insulation, and display racks or shelves.
4. Ceiling Details
Exposed ductwork can make designing a stylish basement seem tricky, but that ductwork can work in your favor. Have our basement contractors install intentionally designed dropped soffits for architectural interest. In addition to visual appeal, these will help distinguish separate zones within your basement layout.
Drop ceilings are an option if you’re not a fan of exposed metal beams or want to hide plumbing pipes and wires. Drop ceilings provide solid soundproofing for a basement, which is particularly important to consider if you include anything like a home theater.
5. Home Gym
Sometimes getting to the gym can be the biggest obstacle for people wanting to work out. Carving out space for a home gym in your basement is a great way to meet your fitness goals.
Choose flooring to accommodate whatever activities you plan to use the gym for – such as wood floors for yoga or rubber mats for weightlifting. Include a sauna or indoor pool for extra luxury. Or if you’re short of space, remember that even a smaller section of the basement can serve as a well-functioning gym – think pocket doors to separate the area and floor-to-ceiling mirrors to make the space appear double in size.
6. Additional Bedrooms
Additional bedrooms in a basement are an excellent solution for siblings who may be ready to stop sharing a room or for an easier experience hosting family and friends from out of town. Regardless of the size, a basement bedroom will offer welcome privacy and space for a restful night’s sleep.
7. A Bar
Adding a bar space to your basement takes entertaining friends for any occasion to the next level. It can also be a chic way to include a kitchenette or second kitchen if your heart desires. The bar can be customized in whatever way you plan to use it: wrap-around counters with stools for more seating, a countertop beer tap, or custom cabinets.
8. Play Area
The design ideas for creating a safe and special place for kids or grandkids to have fun are unending. Why not put in a slide as another entry to the basement? How about a rock-climbing wall or a swing so they can keep moving even when the sun goes down or on rainy days? Toy, book, and game storage is another welcome way to utilize your basement to contain all the kid clutter that can accumulate seemingly overnight.
9. Natural Light
Using glass to combine an outdoor living space with your basement will help you bring in all the glory of natural light. Go for an industrial look with a stylish garage door or opt for the sleek look of wall-to-wall sliding doors. Large glass windows are another investment you won’t regret for your basement remodel, especially if you want to open up a small basement.
Basement Finishing Contractors and Companies For Your Residential Needs
If you’re considering a basement renovation, the home remodeling contractors at Harbor Stone Construction Company take pride in superior workmanship. With more than 10 years of experience, Harbor Stone Construction Company is one of the top home improvement and basement finishing companies around.
Contact us here or call 610-647-0872 to discuss how we can help you as contractors for your basement or any other home remodeling projects you’ve been dreaming of.