Basements aren’t often the centerpiece of a home, but that doesn’t mean they should be left in the dark. How about turning that unimpressive space into the perfect gathering and entertainment area? We often see basements that are used for nothing other than storage because they are too dark and damp to subject your house guests to. Ryann Reed Design Build has completed our fair share of basement projects and we see the joy that a finished basement can bring a family. Here are five ways to liven up your basement and make it more inviting.
1. Brighten It Up
Something we see often is basements without enough light. They usually have a few windows with so only a limited amount of light ends up shining through. How about utilizing overhead lights with lamps to create a well-lit and inviting space? Dimmers are a fantastic option for changing the atmosphere of the basement or add a ceiling fan to provide both light and a cool breeze.
2. Turn Your Basement Into a Den
Re-imagine your damp and dark basement by creating another living area of the house. Use that space to create a playroom for your kids, a home-theater, or even a spare bedroom for guests. A den is a place to experience your favorite activity, so whatever you have in mind, we can build.
3. Install a Wet Bar
Ever dream of inviting your friends over for drinks instead of going out to a loud bar. A basement wet bar is a dream come true for any homeowner who likes to entertain. A wet bar is essentially a gallery kitchen meets a bar. A wet bar will include kitchen essentials like cabinetry, countertops, and a sink with running water. Wet Bars are ideal for convenience, fun, and relaxation. Family and friends can be easily served food or beverages without having to run to the main kitchen in the house.
4. Install a Bathroom
Freshen up your basement by adding another bathroom, which isn’t only functional but can also boost your homes value and make life a little bit less chaotic with a house full of people. It doesn’t have to be a full bathroom. You can create a guest suite with a bathroom, toilet, sink, and shower, or a simple powder room with a toilet and sink to add to your entertainment area.
5. Add Warmth with Cozy Decor
Make your basement into a cozy space with comfortable chairs and blankets and pillows. You can add a touch of cream or caramel inventively for brightness and a sense of calm, create an accent wall that will make the space appear larger, or hang big art that can define the entire room. Take care of exposed concrete and uninsulated walls that can let in cold air.
Whatever your basement plans are, Ryann Reed Design Build will help you from the design process all the way though construction. Our design team works directly with the contracting crew to create a flawless install. Our goal is to help you design the basement of your dreams. Call 215-372-0040 or fill out our online contact form and we will call you. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your basement remodeling needs.