Design Ideas for an Unfinished Basement

Design Ideas for an Unfinished Basement
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    Most homeowners want to maximize the space that they already have, either to increase the living space of the home or to have more storage space.

    One way to do that is to make use of any unfinished sections of your home, typically this the basement.

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There are many designs that would turn your unfinished basement into a new and exciting room in your house.

A “Real” Entertainment Room

Do you enjoy going to the movies to see the latest blockbuster hit? Do like visiting arcades and pool halls with your friends? Why not put that empty space to use and design a home theater or game room? Most spaces can hold a home theater without a problem. It is important though to make sure you have the appropriate home theater design for your space. You wouldn’t want something big and bulky for a small space, maybe a wall mounted TV would make a smaller space look bigger. So, it is important to know and determine how much space you have to work with. As far as planning for a game room, again knowing the dimensions of space you want to dedicate to a game room is vital. Anyone that wants a game room usually wants to have a pool table, so you typically want about a playing size of about 88″ x 44″ for an 8 foot by 4 foot pool table. Not everyone has this amount of space. So keep an open mind to the possibility of having other types of games in your game room. Classic games such as foosball, ping pong, air hockey, video game stations and maybe some old fashioned arcade machines would be entertaining choices. No matter your choice, determine the size of the space your have to work with and then begin your planning.

Sports Bar

Have a need to create the ultimate man cave? Why not turn the unused space into a sports room for every fan to gather and enjoy the games together in your home? This idea is becoming increasingly popular with most homeowners and typically with ones that enjoy entertaining during the various sporting events throughout the year. Think a beautiful bar with multiple flat screen TVs behind it and plenty of plush seating for those that want to fully relax while watching the games. You could even have a refrigerator, microwave, and sink. Don’t forget a few “bar must-have’s”, such a wine cooler and of course a beer kegerator. With this design idea, you can make your sports bar as large or small as you would like depending on the space you have to work with.

As you can see, these are just three ideas to maximize the living space of your home. Think about what you may already be missing in the space you currently occupy. Then turn those ideas into reality by finishing your basement to suit your needs.

Ann Martin is a freelance writer for Dinnerware Center, which is home to an extensive collection of dinnerware and flatware sets, such as the Oneida Mooncrest and the Oneida Flight. Ann is a writer for other home and cooking websites. When Ann is not writing, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

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Ann Martin

Ann Martin is a freelance writer for Dinnerware Center, which is home to an extensive collection of dinnerware and flatware sets. Ann is a writer for other home and cooking websites. When Ann is not writing, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.