Try these Dreamy Basement Design Ideas

Trista - July 26, 2020
You can even ask your regular guests what they’d like to see in your basement to help them stay comfortable and pleasant. Shutterstock.

Wall a Guest Room

Do you often entertain and have your friends spend the night? Your children might enjoy sleepovers, or you have a family that comes to visit from another state. Instead of needing to squeeze people into your living room, or give up your bedroom, build a guest area in your house. 

This area could be a brand new bedroom, or you can simply set up a few beds for a comfortable place to sleep. You don’t need to do a lot if you already have a finished basement, but if it’s unfinished, you might want to look at putting something on the walls and adding carpet to get in a more welcoming look. 

Maybe you want to surprise your partner with a unique mom cave in the basement. Shutterstock.

Say Yes to a Mom Cave

Mom, does dad already have a place to go while trying to find your own space so you can read or just relax before continuing with chores or making the evening meal? If so, you need to look at installing a mom cave within the basement. Think of it like a she- shed but inside your home. 

Have fun with your redesign by adding a bunch of colors and creating it, especially for you. You can install vinyl flooring and colorful wallpaper to help give it a unique look. You can even add a little locker so you can hide your special snacks. 

You can even build the storage room in the form of drawers or closets so you can store a variety of items. Shutterstock.

Put Storage Under the Stairs

Do you have a finished basement or design on what you want to do to create your dreamy basement but find that you’re struggling with storage space? You don’t want to get rid of everything you had lying around, so it’s time to find another place to store your valuable items. 

If you have stairs with nothing underneath, talk to a contractor about tearing down a part of the wall and installing a storage closet. This idea can give you extra space to keep your essential objects safe and in your home. 

Sliding barn doors in your home can give it a unique look. Shutterstock.

Break Up Your Basement Space With Barn Doors

It seems that adding sliding barn doors is a theme in homes. Many people are going for this unique look, and it’s great for anyone who has a large open basement. You can separate your space by adding some barn doors and creating different rooms. 

Maybe you’ll have a bedroom on one end and an office on the other. You might also have a rec room for your children and one for the adults. It’s your basement, and the possibilities are endless on what you can do with it. 

Adding space for the laundry can help when it comes to the piles of dirty and clean clothes that tend to collect everywhere. Shutterstock.

Add a Laundry Room

Do you have your washer and dryer sitting in a random spot in your home and always wished for a wonderful laundry room where you could fold and hang clothes? Whether your washer and dryer are in your basement or stuck somewhere else in the house, you can build an incredible room for them. 

You don’t need to build more walls unless you want to. You can easily put up cupboards, storage space, shelving, a sink, and any other items you think you’ll need. You can even decorate the wall and floor in a particular area, so people know where to look for the clean clothes that they forgot to put away. 

Sometimes your study area doesn’t have any electronics, including a computer. Shutterstock.

Create a Study Area

Do you need a separate space from your office that houses all your books, hobbies, or just a place where you can work on specific tasks, such as writing? Maybe your children handle their homework better when they have a designated space away from distractions, but it seems there is a television in nearly every room. You might also dream about becoming a best-selling author, but you don’t have a space to write your book. 

Make your basement a study area where people can work, complete their school work, or go back to school, or do anything else. Set up a bunch of bookcases so you can house all of the books and create a mini-library. Get your minds going every day by learning something new. 


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