The basement is growing in popularity as one of the top three most-remodeled spaces in the home. We’ve seen several great ideas including man caves, home gyms, home cinemas, sports bars, and playrooms for children. But we’ve also seen some pretty elegant and impressive ideas as well. Today we’re going to talk about transitional furniture and 10 more things that will make your remodeled basement rock.
Transitional furniture, by definition, is furniture that is classic with a contemporary twist and it looks absolutely amazing in the basement. The timeless design makes it easy to work with whether you’re building out a playroom, library, wine tasting area, or even a lounge. It looks great with different types of decor and often helps tie the room together if you’re unsure of the type of furniture to use.
- Theme Based Basement Decor: Choose a theme that truly conveys what you’re looking to achieve with your basement. The recreation of a 1950s pool hall, for example, calls for specific items. You’ll need a pool table of course, several vintage posters, and some amazing furniture.
- Faux Finishes on the Walls: Faux leather and other specialty wall finishes add a lot to the basement and enhance the beauty of the entire area.
- Tile the Walls: Wall tiles are just as beautiful as floor tiles and they look gorgeous. They require very little maintenance, and are a very unusual wall finish for the basement so they create a nice conversation piece.
- Hidden Storage: Reduce the overall size of the basement by building inward. Create fake walls roughly three feet toward the center of the room all the way around, and turn that area into hidden storage. Alternatively, you can create nooks or use furniture with built-in storage.
- Stained Glass Ceiling Tiles: Don’t settle for the average drop ceiling. Create an amazing design with stained glass ceiling tiles and backlight them with LED lights for an amazing ambient effect.
- 3D Ceiling: The ceiling doesn’t have to be a boring, flat surface, and you aren’t stuck with recessed lighting. Use trim, chair railing, ceiling medallions, and other items to create a 100% unique 3D appearance for the ceiling.
- Dark Wood with Warm Lighting: Mahogany or a nice dark walnut stain looks very sophisticated with colors like Valspar’s Heirloom Red in eggshell or satin finish, and warm lighting options that cast a lovely ambient glow. Don’t be afraid to go with dark colors in the basement.
- Elevate Important Areas: The floor doesn’t have to be flat and boring either. Create elevated areas like nooks or a small office space with three or four steps leading to them.
- Give Your Home Theater an IMAX Feel: We’ve all been to an IMAX theater and felt that one-of-a-kind experience. You may not be able to recreate it precisely, but make sure your home cinema has an amazing screen with a good resolution rate to prevent headaches and to maximize the experience. Add very comfortable seating or even beanbags if you prefer.
- Add Sporting Areas: Build your own basketball court, bowling lane, putting green, floor hockey, or rock climbing wall.
Your basement doesn’t have to conform to the average man cave, lounge, or family room. Be creative and work with a designer to create the ideal basement to fit your lifestyle and your household’s needs. Give Quality Built Basements a call at 860-667-8105 if you’re remodeling your basement in Newington, CT or any of our other service areas, and we’ll schedule a time for a consultation.