6 Basement Trends to Get You Inspired
Basements have the potential to be gorgeous, well-utilized spaces for spending quality time with family, entertaining friends, or enjoying personal hobbies. Unfortunately, they often get left unfinished or turn into junk rooms. Whether you are dreaming of the perfect playroom for the kids, an envy-inducing sports bar, or cozy space to curl up with a movie, a remodel can take your lower level from here to there. Here are some trends we’ve seen to get you inspired:
1. Open concept
When it comes to walls in the basement, less is definitely more. You can still have dedicated spaces for certain activities (fitness, watching TV, etc.) but the removal of barriers gives the illusion of a more massive basement, as well as allowing people to flow effortlessly from room to room. It also makes it easier for guests to spread out when you are throwing a fabulous party.
2. Mixed entertainment space
Movie buffs out there are still opting for a traditional home theatre room, but more and more we’re seeing mixed entertainment spaces that combine a home bar, a comfortable couch for watching TV, and some cocktail tables and chairs. Whether you’re having a few friends over to watch the game, or have gone into complete hosting mode with a full house of guests, a mixed space with a few seating and entertainment options is ideal for versatility.
3. Wet bars
If you’re willing to do some extra plumbing, adding a sink and dishwasher to your home bar will make clean-up a breeze post-cocktail hour! Add in a mini-fridge, and you are all set to show off your mixology skills.
4. Modern day media
Inset speakers in the wall above the television, dimmable LED lights in a completely flat ceiling, modern day technology means you can wire your space for everything you need, without a cord in sight. And with the various virtual assistant options that are available now, you may not even need to push a button!
5. Guest suites
With the increase in popularity of apps like Airbnb, many homeowners are renovating their basements to include comfortable suites for paid guests. Whether you go all out with a small kitchen in the basement or focus on creating the perfect guest bedroom and bathroom, your guests are sure to appreciate the added touches and amenities. Or at least your in-laws will when they visit from out of town.
6. Fitness room
Fitness in the basement is becoming much more than an underused treadmill collecting dust in a corner. Homeowners are creating fitness spaces that fit their lifestyle and work-out habits, adding things such as yoga mats, free weights, or even ballet barres. Items such as mirrors, TVs, and artwork with inspirational quotes are also becoming common in basement fitness space. If you have an impressive work-out area, you’re more likely to crush those fitness goals.
Ready to renovate your basement? We can help. At Kon-strux, we have a talented team of professionals who are prepared to create your dream space!
All photos are from Kon-strux Developments projects.
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