Basement Design Ideas

Mona Vale "Bella Storia" Laxale
Mona Vale "Bella Storia" Laxale
Naturally Tiles & Bathware
Kasso Gianni
Inspiration for a contemporary look-out basement in Sydney with white walls, medium hardwood floors, a ribbon fireplace and brown floor.
Queens Park House
Queens Park House
Silvia Rajek Interiors
Large contemporary fully buried basement in Sydney with white walls, carpet, no fireplace and beige floor.
Ultimate Man Cave
Ultimate Man Cave
Rae Duncan Interior Design | RDID
Cynthia Lynn
Photo of a large transitional fully buried basement in Chicago with no fireplace, grey walls, dark hardwood floors and brown floor.
Nelson Project
Nelson Project
Susan Sutter Interiors
Transitional basement in DC Metro.
Silverleaf Estates Basement Reno
Silverleaf Estates Basement Reno
Bearded Builders
Photo of a large contemporary walk-out basement in Omaha with white walls, light hardwood floors, no fireplace and beige floor.
Chan Basement
Chan Basement
Knight Construction Design Inc.
Design ideas for a mid-sized transitional walk-out basement in Minneapolis with grey walls and carpet.
Wayzata Cottage Home - New Construction
Wayzata Cottage Home - New Construction
Grace Hill Design
Spacecrafting
This is an example of a large country fully buried basement in Minneapolis with beige walls and carpet.
Himalaya Basement
Himalaya Basement
FBC Remodel
Basement TV wall with drink ledge and bar stools. ©Finished Basement Company
Photo of a mid-sized transitional look-out basement in Denver with grey walls, carpet, no fireplace and beige floor.
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
Basement Renovation
Basement Renovation
Erica Peale Design
Inspiration for a mid-sized transitional walk-out basement in DC Metro with grey walls, laminate floors, no fireplace and brown floor.
Sports Fan Dream Basement in Northern Virginia
Sports Fan Dream Basement in Northern Virginia
Metro Building and Remodeling Group LLC
Photographer: Bob Narod
This is an example of a large transitional fully buried basement in DC Metro with brown floor, laminate floors and multi-coloured walls.
Game Room
Game Room
Paragon Custom Builders
The zinc countertops on this Bar as well as the character grade European white oak floors provide a modernized rustic feel to this Game Room.
This is an example of a large country fully buried basement in San Francisco with white walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
Sports Themed Basement Renovation
Sports Themed Basement Renovation
Lynn Ronan Design
Design ideas for a large transitional fully buried basement in New York with beige walls, laminate floors, no fireplace and grey floor.
Industrial Basement
Industrial Basement
JR Custom Living
Industrial look-out basement in Atlanta with brown walls, medium hardwood floors, no fireplace and brown floor.
Ashton Kutcher's parents' basement
Ashton Kutcher's parents' basement
Catherine Renae Thomas Design Co.
Photo: Brian Barkley © 2015 Houzz
This is an example of a traditional walk-out basement in Other with grey walls, a ribbon fireplace, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
Old Westbury Wine Cellar
Old Westbury Wine Cellar
Chango & Co.
Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Construction Administration, Custom Millwork & Furniture Design by Chango & Co. Photography by Jacob Snavely
Inspiration for an expansive transitional fully buried basement in New York with grey walls, dark hardwood floors and a ribbon fireplace.
Upton Street
Upton Street
Brush Arbor Home Construction
This is an example of a large country walk-out basement in DC Metro with beige walls, carpet, no fireplace and brown floor.
Contemporary Rustic
Contemporary Rustic
Morgan Taylor Homes
Inspiration for a mid-sized country look-out basement in Phoenix with beige walls, light hardwood floors, no fireplace and beige floor.
Greenwich Rec rom
Greenwich Rec rom
Michael Smith Architects
Inspiration for a large transitional walk-out basement in New York with white walls and dark hardwood floors.
Underground rooms and basements are an obvious way to add extra space at home, allowing homeowners to increase the square meterage of their home but preserve valuable garden space. With their expansive, wide-open layout, there are also a wide variety of uses for an underground room or basement. Depending on your needs, you could use a basement conversion as a wine cellar, man cave, or as an additional family room. With basements a rarity in Australia and New Zealand, adding or utilising this extra space is sure to gain the attention of potential buyers and add value to your home.

Can I add an underground extension to my home?


The most suitable blocks for underground rooms are those on a sloping site, because they allow for adequate ventilation and natural light. The ability to excavate under your home is also largely dependant on the type of soil your home sits on and water drainage. For this reason, it’s important that you speak to a home builder who has experience in building sub-ground living spaces. Some homes may already have an underfloor area that is going unused, in which case it can be deepened or extended to utilise the space.

What should I use my basement for?


Essentially an attached extension to your home, a basement is perfect for additional living, recreational and utility rooms. It could, however, also provide you with an entirely separate, self-contained annexe or apartment. Popular basement conversions include media rooms, wine cellars and storage rooms, but more exciting (and luxurious) transformations have included indoor swimming pools, sports courts and drive-in garages. The most practical are additional bedrooms or bathrooms, especially if you have a growing family or regularly accommodate guests.

An architect will be able to help you work out the right solution, and the Houzz directory has plenty of them. Have a browse today!

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