Basement Design Ideas

Bar - Glenhaven
Bar - Glenhaven
Attard's Kitchens & Cabinetry Pty Ltd
A stylish bar area with shelving & storage that incorporates a daybed & cleverly utilizes an under stair space.
Design ideas for a contemporary basement in Sydney with brown walls, grey floor and brick walls.
Basement Finishing Project
Basement Finishing Project
De Groot Construction Co.
Transitional basement in Chicago with grey walls, dark hardwood floors and brown floor.
Basement Home Theater and Workout Gym
Basement Home Theater and Workout Gym
FBC Remodel
©Finished Basement Company
Photo of a large transitional look-out basement in Denver with grey walls, medium 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.
Rec Room & Lower Level Living Space
Rec Room & Lower Level Living Space
Rachel Kate Design
Photo of a transitional basement in Minneapolis.
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.
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.
Liberty Lake Basement Wet Bar
Liberty Lake Basement Wet Bar
Kimberlee Kristine
Photo of a mid-sized transitional walk-out basement in Seattle with grey walls, laminate floors, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace surround and brown floor.
Luxury Underground
Luxury Underground
Lauren Levant Interior
Large transitional fully buried basement in Other with multi-coloured walls, dark hardwood floors, brown floor, a tile fireplace surround and a ribbon fireplace.
DSUndergroundSwank
DSUndergroundSwank
Amy Storm & Company
Basement Remodel with multiple areas for work, play and relaxation.
Photo of a large transitional fully buried basement in Chicago with grey walls, vinyl floors, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace surround and brown floor.
French Transitional
French Transitional
Deep River Partners
The lower level transformed into a Gaming and Lounge area, Media Room, Powder Room, and Exercise Room. A Scrabble board surrounded by swivel chairs provides a unique way to host game night. New ceiling beams and arched cased openings separate the Lounge from the Game area. The custom Banquette’s faux window anchors the space and illuminates the room.
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.
Nelson Project
Nelson Project
Susan Sutter Interiors
Transitional basement in DC Metro.
Interior Renovations
Interior Renovations
Legacy Contracting LLC
Mid-sized transitional look-out basement in New York with grey walls, laminate floors, no fireplace and brown floor.
Innovative Inspiration
Innovative Inspiration
Creative Design Construction, Inc.
Inspiration for a large contemporary fully buried basement in New York with dark hardwood floors, grey walls and brown floor.
Basement Refresh
Basement Refresh
MiraJeanDesigns
Design ideas for a transitional fully buried basement in DC Metro with white walls, a standard fireplace, a tile fireplace surround, brown floor and planked wall panelling.
Duncan Avenue Basement Renovation
Duncan Avenue Basement Renovation
Ryan Duebber Architect, LLC
Basement Media Room
Inspiration for an industrial fully buried basement in Cincinnati with white walls and white floor.
Autumn Hill
Autumn Hill
Wilkes Architects - Princeton Design Guild
Catherine "Cie" Stroud Photography
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary walk-out basement in New York with white walls, no fireplace, porcelain floors and brown floor.
Industrial Chic Basement
Industrial Chic Basement
Mosaik Design & Remodeling
Mosaik Design & Remodeling recently completed a basement remodel in Portland’s SW Vista Hills neighborhood that helped a family of four reclaim 1,700 unused square feet. Now there's a comfortable, industrial chic living space that appeals to the entire family and gets maximum use. Lincoln Barbour Photo www.lincolnbarbour.com
Industrial Chic Sports Enthusiast's Basement
Industrial Chic Sports Enthusiast's Basement
c|s DESIGN STUDIO LLC
Bob Narod
Transitional walk-out basement in DC Metro with beige walls and beige floor.
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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