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Lower Level Luxury
Lower Level Luxury
Stalburg Design
Basement - transitional basement idea in Detroit
Sitting Room
Sitting Room
R|House Design Build
Cozy fireplace sitting space adjacent to the bar.
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional walk-out light wood floor and gray floor basement remodel in Minneapolis with gray walls, a standard fireplace and a metal fireplace
Riverside Cliffs 3
Riverside Cliffs 3
Ence Homes
This walkout home is inviting as your enter through eight foot tall doors. The hardwood floor throughout enhances the comfortable spaciousness this home provides with excellent sight lines throughout the main floor. Feel comfortable entertaining both inside and out with a multi-leveled covered patio connected to a game room on the lower level, or run away to your secluded private covered patio off the master bedroom overlooking stunning panoramas of red cliffs and sunsets. You will never be lacking for storage as this home comes fully equipped with two walk-in closets and a storage room in the basement. This beautifully crafted home was built with your family in mind. Jeremiah Barber
2015 | Updated Spec Home
2015 | Updated Spec Home
Robin's Nest Interiors
Updated Spec Home: Basement Living Area I promised you there would be a Season 2 of our series Updated Spec Home and here it is – Basement Family Room. My mom and sister found themselves spending more and more time in this room because it was a great open space to watch television and hang out with my sister’s two border collies. Color Scheme We pulled our color scheme from a floral fabric that they saw on a chair at my store, and we used it to reupholster their existing wood accent chairs. We used pops of turquoise and green throughout the space including the long back wall which was perfect to make a feature with this vibrant wallpaper in a geometric design. Defining the Space The room was so large that we needed to define different areas. The large rug in the oversized pattern was perfect for the seating area. Lighting Since there is only one small window bringing natural light into the space, we painted the remaining walls a light warm gray (Sherwin Williams’ City Loft SW7631) and added several table lamps and a floor lamp for task lighting. Reusing Existing Furniture Fortunately the space was large enough so my sister could keep her fabulous worn leather chair and ottoman and my mom could have an upholstered chair and ottoman in a subtle blue and green tweed. The large hallway leading to the storage area was the perfect place for these small bookcases which house family photos in various silver frames. The bookcases have a special place in our hearts – they belonged to my grandparents. We accessorized with a long painted box which was the perfect scale for the bookcases and a grouping of vibrant botanical prints. In lieu of a conventional media cabinet, my mom and sister found this one with a built-in fireplace. It brings a lot of warmth into the space – literally! Painted Furniture We had Kelly Sisler of Kelly Faux Creations paint their existing glass front cabinet this awesome apple green. Accessories include turquoise floral vases, a metallic circular vase, and a beautiful floral print. Reading Nook We positioned this original oil painting in the landing so it would be visible from the seating area. The landing was the perfect spot to display my sister’s collection of art glass. I love the small reading nook created with this rattan wooden accent chair and lantern floor lamp. We were able to make good use of the ledge in the stairwell by leaning these vibrant watercolors. The dogs even have their own space. Meet my two “nephews” – Dill and Atticus (the one with his back to us pouting). We used this colorful oversized canvas to define their space and break up the long wall. As you know, one good thing leads to another. Be sure to tune in next week for a surprise addition to this Updated Spec Home. In the meantime, check out this Basement Family Room designed by Robin’s Nest Interiors. Enjoy!
Winding Lane Basement
Winding Lane Basement
Karen Herrick Design
The barn door separates the mud room area that has a heated tile floor.
Large eclectic walk-out carpeted basement photo in San Francisco with gray walls
Worthington Basement 19039
Worthington Basement 19039
J.S. Brown & Co.
Mid-sized trendy underground vinyl floor, brown floor and wood wall basement photo in Columbus with a home theater and white walls
Soho Landmark Town-House -Mahattan, NY
Soho Landmark Town-House -Mahattan, NY
Gallery Kitchen & Bath
Trendy walk-out beige floor basement photo in New York with white walls
Basement Media Room
Basement Media Room
Creative Build
Inspiration for a huge cottage underground laminate floor and beige floor basement remodel in Boston with gray walls
Basement
Basement
Hinsbrook Construction, Inc.
Basement - transitional basement idea in Chicago
Timpani Floor Plan
Timpani Floor Plan
Symphony Homes
Inspiration for a contemporary basement remodel in Salt Lake City
Libertyville Basement
Libertyville Basement
BDS Design Build Remodel
Studio West Photography
Example of an arts and crafts basement design in Chicago
East Coast Nautical Basement
East Coast Nautical Basement
Robin Bond Interiors
Z.Miller Photography
Example of a beach style basement design in Austin
Minneapolis Lower Level
Minneapolis Lower Level
Lake Country Builders
Example of a transitional basement design in Minneapolis
Stone Colonial in Sterling Ridge Harrison, NY
Stone Colonial in Sterling Ridge Harrison, NY
Georgio Home
Example of a large transitional underground carpeted basement design in New York with gray walls and no fireplace
Rec Room & Lower Level Living Space
Rec Room & Lower Level Living Space
Rachel Kate Design
Basement - transitional basement idea in Minneapolis
New Century Modern
New Century Modern
Hill & Co.
Example of a mid-century modern basement design in Denver
Basement TV Wall and Fireplace
Basement TV Wall and Fireplace
FBC Remodel
©Finished Basement Company TV wall with fireplace and built in cabinets
Large transitional look-out carpeted and beige floor basement photo in Chicago with gray walls, a standard fireplace and a stone fireplace
Cellar
Cellar
Morrone Interiors
Complete renovation of a historic 1935 cellar to create a great space for entertaining. Photography: Chad Baumer
Urban basement photo in Orlando
Comfortable Cave
Comfortable Cave
Luther Paul Weber AIA, Architect
Basement - mid-sized rustic walk-out dark wood floor and gray floor basement idea in DC Metro with gray walls and no fireplace
Transitional New Home
Transitional New Home
Chux Reconstrux
Inspiration for a huge transitional look-out concrete floor and gray floor basement remodel in Kansas City with white walls and no fireplace
Because of their expansive layouts, basements are often catch-all rooms. When browsing basement remodeling ideas, always think in terms of your family's needs and whether the space could best serve as your playroom, media room, home bar or storage space — or all of the above. Although finishing a basement is a large investment, it can add much-needed square footage to your home, which can also up the overall resale value.

As you get ready to take the remodeling plunge, take time to map out your basement layout and determine all its separate functions. Think about what your family needs the space for, and pick a layout that best suits those needs. Once you finalize your plan, determine whether built-ins are worth pursuing. In a vast, undefined space, they're an easy way to differentiate one space from another — the extra storage space doesn't hurt either. Finally, decide what type of basement furniture you want to fill the space with, like comfy couches, armchairs or a big game table. Since there's so much room to cover, picking the right pieces is a little more challenging than usual, so look at other basement design ideas to get a feel for what to look for when shopping.

What are basements used for?


Every family is different, so when looking for finished basement ideas make sure you pinpoint how you spend your time and then cater to those hobbies and interests. If you host parties often or are beer and wine aficionados, focus your basement remodel on creating a home bar or wine cellar. If you're looking for a kid-friendly hangout, become the neighborhood hot spot with a massive family and media room combo. Give the guy in your family the ultimate escape with a man cave, game room and home gym, or be practical above all else by adding extra bedrooms and another bathroom.

Should I use built-ins in my basement design?


With such large spaces, basements can hard to define; clever built-ins can help clarify room divisions while simultaneously aiding organization. For the ultimate video game/movie hub, install a custom entertainment center, complete with bookshelves and cabinets for storing small electronic accessories, movies and books. For those family movie nights, add a wet bar that includes a microwave and mini fridge for popcorn and beverages. A craft room with a built-in counter and shelves, or a long booth or bench for extra seating are also popular basement ideas. The options are endless, so consult a designer or builder to see what works for your basement remodel.

How should I decorate my basement?


If you take a look at most basement decorating ideas, you’ll see that typically bigger is better. Unlike other rooms where space might be tight, basement designs usually have room to spare, so your furniture can be oversized and chunky to help fill them up. Sectionals are a great way to avoid an empty-looking room, and they provide plenty of seating for when guests come to visit. Be sure to add other common living room pieces — like armchairs, side tables and coffee tables — to fully complete the look. If your family loves games, add a pool table, foosball or poker table, or include an oversized table for regular board games. Other excellent basement ideas include giving your kids their own corner with an indoor playhouse or swing, or creating your ultimate getaway with a daybed and bookshelves for reading, napping and relaxing.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a basement renovation or are building a designer basement from scratch, Houzz has 115,899 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Hill & Co. and Gallery Kitchen & Bath. Look through basement pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a basement design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful basement photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.