Basement Remodel Inspiration

by | Feb 12, 2021 | Basement

There are few home renovations as rewarding as a basement remodel. Whether you’re finishing an unfinished space or renovating a previously finished one, a basement serves as a blank canvas for you to fill however you choose! The sky’s the limit when it comes to basement remodels. Whether you picture a cozy home theater, a media/game room, a spacious laundry room, or a luxury guest suite, a basement remodel may be just the way to achieve your vision.

This article explains why basement remodels are such good investments to make in your home and provides a range of beautiful finished basement ideas to get you inspired for your project!

Benefits to Remodeling Your Basement

Converting an unfinished basement into a finished space is usually considered a home addition since it adds usable space. Finishing a basement is an excellent way to add livable square footage to your home and boost your property value in one project.

All types of Home Additions generally result in a good return on investment, and given that a basement remodel doesn’t typically involve adding or removing exterior walls or other major structural changes, you can often spend less and still reap the same benefits as you would with other types of additions. In fact, HomeAdvisor estimates homeowners may enjoy a return on investment of up to 75% for refinishing a basement.

But the benefits of a basement remodel aren’t just financial. It’s also a great way to add a totally unique and somewhat separate space in your home. From cozy, quiet home offices, to luxurious media rooms, to home gyms and spas, your options are just about endless.

Basement Remodel Ideas

The right kind of basement remodel for you depends on your existing home’s layout and design, your family’s specific needs, and your unique preferences and goals. When you’re considering a big remodel project, it’s good to start by browsing ideas with a vision board where you can collect the designs, layouts, color schemes, furniture, and decor you love as you start to envision your perfect finished space.

Here are a few of our favorite basement remodel ideas to get you inspired:


Private Guest Suite

Retro-Transitional master bedroom concept
A finished basement guest suite is the ideal place for friends or family to stay when they come to visit. What guest wouldn’t love a quiet, out-of-the-way space of their own? If you have the extra space and want to truly give them their own suite-like experience, consider adding a bathroom and kitchenette.

Spacious Media/Game Room

If you have kids or teens, building a media/game room in your basement gives them the perfect place to hang out. The underground location adds noise control and means you can line the windowless walls with TVs, dart boards, posters, and unique wall lighting.

Cozy Family Room

Retro-Transitional basement den
A family room in the basement couldn’t be comfier. It’s a great place to set up a large sectional and a TV, gaming console, and a coffee table full of board games and books. Add soft rugs, throw blankets, and plenty of cushions and keep the color scheme and lighting soft in order to make your basement family room as cozy as possible.

Home Gym

The basement is the ideal location for a home gym. Since basements are underground and generally have strong, sturdy floors, they’re great for heavy exercise equipment, weights, and an open floor for yoga or dancing. The natural noise control a basement offers also means you can easily listen to music while working out without bothering your family or neighbors.

Spacious Laundry Room

Enhanced-Italian-Traditional laundry room
If you have a big family with lots of people living in one home, having a larger dedicated laundry space can be a necessity. Remodeling your basement to serve as your laundry room can help keep your whole home more organized, especially if you add ample storage and use smart organizing solutions in the room’s design. You might even think about including laundry chutes to bedrooms on higher levels in your home.

Quiet Home Office

Many people choose to use an extra bedroom for their office space, but why not free up that extra room and renovate your basement to act as your home office. Basements are great home offices because they’re usually relatively large and have ample wall space for built-in shelving, cabinets, or bookcases to keep you organized. Choose rich wood paneling and built-ins for a traditional study-style office, or paint the walls white and add greenery to make the space feel lighter and brighter.

Basement Bar

Nothing beats inviting friends over and heading downstairs to watch the game at your very own bar! The sky’s the limit when it comes to basement bar designs. From wine cellars with a few tables and chairs added, to totally kitted-out rooms designed to look like real sports bars, to home theaters with a small bar area at the back, these spaces couldn’t be better for entertaining.

Cute Play Room or Craft Room

Think about transforming your basement into the ultimate play room or craft room for kids! Especially if you have little ones sharing a room or your home has limited outdoor space for playing, you can turn your basement into the ultimate kid’s paradise. Add floor mats or colorful rugs, bean bag chairs, bookcases, toy boxes, tea sets, board games, and more. If you have the space, you can even include a teepee, fort, or hammocks.

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