Basements are often neglected and are intended for storage and laundry areas. They’re one of the least used rooms in any home for almost no reason other than a lack of natural light and large windows. To help you get the most out of your space while creating a calming oasis, we’re exploring savvy basement design ideas, inspired by the wise advice of our home renovation experts, so that it is no longer a barren and undeveloped wasteland.
Before you decide your course of action, here are a few simple steps to make it more functional and engaging:
Opt for light-reflecting surfaces, surfaces and mirrors – As in every room in your house, light-reflecting functions ensure that the room appears larger, brighter and warmer.
Rethink the Walls – If your walls are unfinished or not in prime condition, paneling is a great alternative to traditional drywall because it is more durable and can help prevent mold from building up.
Level lighting – who wants to sit in a cold and dark basement? Since this is usually a dark area in any home, you will need a lot of extra lights to add charm and warmth.
Add Smart Storage – Built-in and additional cabinets are sure to add extra storage space that is not visible, while built-in cabinets installed under funnel windows act as a visual anchor to add shine to make the windows feel just right and less awkward.
Synthetic Fibers – While we wouldn’t recommend synthetic fibers in other parts of your home, they are a must have for a basement when it comes to flooring. Skip a valuable Persian wool rug and bring a synthetic one to prevent mold and mildew.
Now comes the fun with these savvy basement design ideas:
Invest in the renovation
Hire an outside team of home renovation professionals to help you lovingly restore areas that you can’t manage yourself, and ask them for advice on your investment as they most likely have some resourceful tricks up their sleeves. Also, never forget that redesigning your basement will ultimately pay off as it will add to your property value.
Create a social zone
Make a careful survey of your basement and start designating areas so you know what purposes each area serves. The challenge with this will be to make it feel warm and inviting and to make guests forget that they are even in a basement.
When it comes to socializing areas, reserve the space that gets the best natural light while installing a TV in a darker location to reduce glare and create a home theater feel. The challenge was to make it inviting without “making it clear that you are in the basement.
Consider a home gym
Basements are the perfect private space for perfect fitness routines, and a home gym is the ultimate wellness facility for the home. And just like any room in your home, you can decorate your home gym in your preferred design style, whether it’s hyper-minimal or ultra-traditional.
Create a hobby area
Make yourself comfortable in your own hobby area, where you can take in your passions privately or present your valuable collections.
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