Basement development is fun because the space is typically used as an entertaining and family area. You live on the main floor of your home and party in the basement!
A great idea for basement finishing is to create a games room, perhaps with a pool table, where you and your family can hang out together and with friends. If you’re doing an open-concept basement, putting in a media centre and wet bar adds to your ability to entertain. Tack on a bathroom in the basement with a good-sized tile shower and you never have to leave.
It’s important to avoid cheaping out on the finishes you select for your basement. Yes, it’s just the basement and it can definitely have a more relaxed look and feel. But the specs should match the spec level of the rest of your home.
While many basement renovations are open concept with areas for a media centre and wet bar, common room additions are a guest bedroom, office, or workout room. There are no limits to what you can do when it comes to basement design. Think about what your home needs and what will work for your family and go from there.