10 Basement Renovation Ideas

The basement is a place in many homes where families congregate and come together as one. Basement renovation is a great way to incorporate something for everyone in the family other than another bathroom. Whether it is a series of games, electronics or areas for kids, remodeling the basement can be fun and at the same time, add value to the home in the long run.

Here are 10 ideas to help you get started or at least give you some inspiration for starting to think about remodeling and renovating your own basement, Many of these ideas can be done yourself, while some you might want to consult with a professional basement remodeling contractor.

1: Game Room

Turn your basement into a complete game room complete with all of the family’s favorites such as pool table, air hockey, pinball machines, ping pong, shuffleboard and more. A game room can be used by one or many and can also be a place to have guests or a party.

2: Media Center

Add a large screen television, DVD players, stereo system, speakers and Blu-Ray players for the entire family to enjoy. Also, be sure to incorporate comfortable furniture like plush sofas, tables to place drinks and food on and extra seating for guests.

3: Themes

Think about a main theme for the basement. If you like the great outdoors decorate with earth toned colors, plants, and appropriate artwork depicting your favorite animals. If you like boating, think nautical or if you like a certain country, add accessories that remind you of your favorite destination.

4: Workshop

If you like wood working or have a certain craft or hobby, add a special area in the basement where you can go to and work on related projects. Whether it is a cozy sewing room or a place for scrapbooking, go ahead and add tables, chairs, worktables, shelving for materials, and built-in closet space for equipment.

5: Kids’ Section

Section off a portion of the basement for the kids to use so they won’t bother you when you are enjoying the basement. Be sure there is plenty of space and enough room for their favorite toys and games. Create a place where they can do what they like to do best be it playing dolls or space invaders.

6: Kitchen

Add a kitchen area to your basement complete with the latest and greatest in kitchen appliances like microwave, oven, stove, sink, and refrigerator. Build in a pantry to keep everything from snacks like popcorn to items to prepare an entire family meal if you wish.

7: Wine Cellar

If you are a wine aficionado, build-in a wine-cellar to keep your favorite stock always on hand and refrigerated appropriately.

8: Spa

Some basements have enough space for a Jacuzzi or whirlpool.

9: Steam Room

A sauna or steam room is a great way to relax and can add value to a home. Many home improvement stores or pool and spa stores are equipped to build either a steam room or a sauna.

10: Beauty Area

Turn your basement into a health spa complete with exercise equipment, massage tables, shower stalls, as well as a vanity area to do hair and make-up.

Contact Freedom Builders & Remodelers 815-985-0310 for consultation on your next basement renovation.

Shawn Warren is the owner and chief operator of Freedom Builders & Remodelers; a remodeling company serving Rockford, IL & surrounding areas. Shawn is an EPA Lead Certified Renovator. He is personable and conscientious of the project surroundings, client’s lifestyle, privacy and treats each job as if it were his own.

2 comments to 10 Basement Renovation Ideas

  • Mary Ann

    Thanks for the ideas Shawn! Wine Cellar and Workshop are the two ideas I’d consider for mine… Always thought of basement space as just storage and a place to hide things… I have a little water leakage issue in the Spring and Fall so can’t do walls and carpet until that is resolved, but always looking for projects so this might be the next!
    Thanks!