A basement not only increases your living space, and therefore the value of your home, but it is an extraordinary opportunity to realise the dream space you have always craved for your home. Whether that is a cinema room, laundry room or ‘man cave’, the possibilities are endless.
Explore these six basement design ideas for inspiration in your home.
For an entertaining space, a basement works perfectly. With a basement as a blank canvas you can add your own unique, welcoming touches, and add fridges, drinks coolers and speaker systems for playing music. A basement can also be easily soundproofed, ensuring that you will not disturb your neighbours no matter what the hour or party size.
Consider adding a stylish, bespoke home bar for serving drinks, featuring a sunken floor which can be transformed into a dance floor for dancing the night away, and custom neon signage. The perfect space to entertain and host friends and family.
The basement can provide a surprisingly large amount of light space, which is perfect for a kitchen diner. By using large enough light wells or sky lights, plenty of natural light can flood into your basement and flow through the space.
You could add contemporary design, flush cabinetry, black framed glazing and pale timber to create a truly stylish space in your basement, creating an abundance of extra space to your current home. Contact a company specialising in basement design in London to discover your options.
If your property footprint is not large enough for a modern kitchen and dining area to be installed, consider instead an interesting, striking and chic wine cellar.
Perfect for a smaller space, a wine cellar could be created with direct access from your kitchen on the ground floor. With a built-in ventilation system to keep the wine cool, a basement cellar could hold around 1,900 bottles of wine, which is perfect for the connoisseur to impress dinner guests.
You could create a relaxing zone in the basement level of your home, experimenting with wall colour and coloured lighting to create a space that is your own with texture and art.
This could be a cosy snug for gatherings, ideal for the winter and when the sun goes down.
Consider creating a comfortable cinema corner complete with cosy seating and ceiling projector or large-screen TV for showing the latest movies or watching exciting sports events with friends.
With a larger space, you could install an informal division, such as a large sliding door in the basement, which makes the space far more flexible. You could then create a sports space with a pool table, board games and the newest technology in speaker systems to enjoy your favourite records.
Your basement level could also be used for storing bikes or other household items, or even a laundry area.
There are plenty of clever ways to conceal the different uses of your basement by searching for basement design in London.