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Chester Springs Finished Basement and Bar
Chester Springs Finished Basement and Bar
TATCOR Building & Remodeling
Chester Springs New Bar and Basement renovation required moving walls to make room for new 15 foot L-shaped, two level bar. Back 15" inset, dark espresso stained, cherry glass wall cabinets and base cabinets combine with opposing 24" base cabinet housing bar sink, 15" ice maker, 18" dishwasher, 24" wine cooler, and 24" beverage cooler. 800 square feet on travertine flooring ties together a modern feel with stacked stone wall of electric fireplace, bar front, and bar back wall. Vintage Edison hanging bulbs and inset cabinets cause a transitional design. Bathroom boasts a spacious shower with frameless glass enclosure.
Palo Alto home
Palo Alto home
designpad architecture - Patrick Perez Architect
Full basement with two bedrooms, game room, living room, media room, wine room and two full baths.
Inspiration for a contemporary basement remodel in San Francisco
Freddie Mo
Freddie Mo
Centre Sky Architecture Ltd
The lower level living room. Photos by Gibeon Photography
Basement - rustic black floor basement idea in Other with beige walls, a wood fireplace surround and a ribbon fireplace
Full-Home Renovation, New Hope PA
Full-Home Renovation, New Hope PA
Milex Residential
Inspiration for a transitional basement remodel in Philadelphia
56th Street Project
56th Street Project
Restor Homes
Basement reno,
Inspiration for a mid-sized farmhouse underground carpeted, gray floor, wood ceiling and wall paneling basement remodel in Minneapolis with a bar and white walls
Basement Transformation
Basement Transformation
La Bella Casa Interior Designs
This 1600+ square foot basement was a diamond in the rough. We were tasked with keeping farmhouse elements in the design plan while implementing industrial elements. The client requested the space include a gym, ample seating and viewing area for movies, a full bar , banquette seating as well as area for their gaming tables - shuffleboard, pool table and ping pong. By shifting two support columns we were able to bury one in the powder room wall and implement two in the custom design of the bar. Custom finishes are provided throughout the space to complete this entertainers dream.
Contemporary Cottage
Contemporary Cottage
DeFalco Home Design
Arlington Cape Cod completely gutted, renovated, and added on to.
Basement game room - mid-sized contemporary underground vinyl floor and gray floor basement game room idea in DC Metro
Thomas Ave 2
Thomas Ave 2
Cabinets Taylor Made Inc.
Lower level bar, Painted gray, Flat Panel, Suspended shelf, Ship lap
Basement - small contemporary basement idea in Minneapolis
Tuscaloosa Residence
Tuscaloosa Residence
Arcanum Architecture
Bernard Andre Photography
Example of a trendy underground light wood floor and beige floor basement design in San Francisco with a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace and white walls
Contemporary Basement
Contemporary Basement
Example of a large trendy look-out basement design in Chicago with gray walls and no fireplace
Northville Transitional Finished Basement
Northville Transitional Finished Basement
Majestic Home Solutions LLC
Transitional Finished Basement designed with plenty of natural light and beautiful bright neutral colors! This basement is full of elegant stacked stone. White wainscoting lines all walls. by Majestic Home Solutions, LLC. Project Year: 2016 Country: United States
New Traditional Family Residence
New Traditional Family Residence
Molly Quinn Design
This fabulous entertaining area features a chesterfield style sofa in olive velvet, a one of a kind antique coffee table, vintage leather club chairs, and custom zebra hair on hide bar stools. Interior Design: Molly Quinn Design Architect: Hackley & Associates Builder: Homes by James
2019 Holiday
2019 Holiday
Teal Creek Homes
Large transitional look-out carpeted and gray floor basement photo in Other with beige walls, a ribbon fireplace and a stone fireplace
Scarsdale, Westchester NY Contemporary Basement
Scarsdale, Westchester NY Contemporary Basement
Westchester Real Homes, LLC
Example of a trendy walk-out dark wood floor and brown floor basement design in New York with white walls and no fireplace
West Allis Lower Level Remodel
West Allis Lower Level Remodel
Renovations Group Inc
Mid-sized trendy look-out medium tone wood floor and brown floor basement photo in Milwaukee with gray walls and no fireplace
Vestavia Basement
Vestavia Basement
ELM Construction LLC
The homeowners were ready to renovate this basement to add more living space for the entire family. Before, the basement was used as a playroom, guest room and dark laundry room! In order to give the illusion of higher ceilings, the acoustical ceiling tiles were removed and everything was painted white. The renovated space is now used not only as extra living space, but also a room to entertain in. Photo Credit: Natan Shar of BHAMTOURS
Barnwood Basement Remodel
Barnwood Basement Remodel
Kowalske Kitchen & Bath
A dark and dingy basement is now the most popular area of this family’s home. The new basement enhances and expands their living area, giving them a relaxing space for watching movies together and a separate, swanky bar area for watching sports games. The design creatively uses reclaimed barnwood throughout the space, including ceiling beams, the staircase, the face of the bar, the TV wall in the seating area, open shelving and a sliding barn door. The client wanted a masculine bar area for hosting friends/family. It’s the perfect space for watching games and serving drinks. The bar area features hickory cabinets with a granite stain, quartz countertops and an undermount sink. There is plenty of cabinet storage, floating shelves for displaying bottles/glassware, a wine shelf and beverage cooler. The most notable feature of the bar is the color changing LED strip lighting under the shelves. The lights illuminate the bottles on the shelves and the cream city brick wall. The lighting makes the space feel upscale and creates a great atmosphere when the homeowners are entertaining. We sourced all the barnwood from the same torn down barn to make sure all the wood matched. We custom milled the wood for the stairs, newel posts, railings, ceiling beams, bar face, wood accent wall behind the TV, floating bar shelves and sliding barn door. Our team designed, constructed and installed the sliding barn door that separated the finished space from the laundry/storage area. The staircase leading to the basement now matches the style of the other staircase in the house, with white risers and wood treads. Lighting is an important component of this space, as this basement is dark with no windows or natural light. Recessed lights throughout the room are on dimmers and can be adjusted accordingly. The living room is lit with an overhead light fixture and there are pendant lights over the bar.
Duncan Avenue Basement Renovation
Duncan Avenue Basement Renovation
Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
Basement Living Area 2008 Cincinnati Magazine Interior Design Award Photography: Mike Bresnen
Basement - modern gray floor basement idea in Cincinnati
New Menlo Park Residence
New Menlo Park Residence
JPM Construction
Inspiration for a large farmhouse walk-out ceramic tile and gray floor basement remodel in San Francisco with a stone fireplace, beige walls and a standard fireplace
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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 121,724 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including designpad architecture - Patrick Perez Architect and TATCOR Building & Remodeling. 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.