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Pavia Pl Pacific Palisades
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Basement - contemporary underground dark wood floor basement idea in Los Angeles with no fireplace and gray walls
stately manor
stately manor
Diane Burgoyne Interiors
Diane Burgoyne Interiors Photography by Tim Proctor
Example of a classic underground carpeted and gray floor basement design in Philadelphia with blue walls and no fireplace
Minnesota Residence
Minnesota Residence
Martha O'Hara Interiors
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Rustic Family Room
Rustic Family Room
John Kraemer & Sons
Natural stone and reclaimed timber beams...
Example of a mountain style underground dark wood floor basement design in Minneapolis with a stone fireplace and a standard fireplace
Chalkboard Painted Wall
Chalkboard Painted Wall
John Kraemer & Sons
A John Kraemer & Sons built home in Eagan, MN. Photography: Landmark Photography
Inspiration for a timeless basement remodel in Minneapolis with beige walls
Lake front Basement Bar
Lake front Basement Bar
Suzanne Martin Design
Contemporary style, 'rational' cabinetry Atmos Collection in Bookmatched stripey oak, bog wood horizontal wood grain finish. Stainless steel back splash, antiqued cambrian black stone surface along with glass bartop on stainless step posts, with footrest. Floating (ceiling hung) decorative bulkhead with lighting and wine glass racks.
Very Modern Basement Remodel by Moss
Very Modern Basement Remodel by Moss
Moss Building & Design
Trendy underground light wood floor and beige floor basement photo in DC Metro with gray walls
Jenifer St. Residence
Jenifer St. Residence
E/L STUDIO
Pepper Watkins
Inspiration for a transitional underground basement remodel in DC Metro with white walls and no fireplace
Muskoka Cottage
Muskoka Cottage
Arnal Photography
This cottage in Muskoka, about two hours north of Toronto, was designed by Belinda Albo Design Studio ( http://www.belindaalbodesign.com). The project included the main cottage, a guest suite above the detached garage and a second guest suite above the boathouse. On the lower level sits a family room complete with it's own kitchenette, full bath, bedroom and walkout to a large patio overlooking the lake. All photos by Arnal Photography
New Traditional Family Residence
New Traditional Family Residence
Molly Quinn Design
Molly Quinn Design
Basement - traditional underground basement idea in Chicago with green walls
Basement
Basement
Cara Woodhouse Interiors LLC
Example of a trendy underground basement design in New York with white walls and no fireplace
White Lake / Commerce, Michian Finished Basement
White Lake / Commerce, Michian Finished Basement
Finished Basements Plus
Photos from a job we completed in Shelby Township, Michigan. One of our favorites.
Basement - traditional basement idea in Detroit
Light-filled Basement
Light-filled Basement
Board & Vellum
John Wilbanks Photography
Inspiration for a timeless walk-out dark wood floor and brown floor basement remodel in Seattle with beige walls and no fireplace
The Overlook at Heritage Hills
The Overlook at Heritage Hills
Celebrity Communities
Basement of Plan Three in The Overlook at Heritage Hills in Lone Tree, CO. Learn more about this home: http://www.heritagehillscolorado.com/homes/9494-vista-hill-lane
Basement remodel
Basement remodel
Sethbennphoto
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Inspiration for a contemporary look-out carpeted and beige floor basement remodel in Minneapolis with beige walls and a ribbon fireplace
Rustic Office Reception Area
Rustic Office Reception Area
Beth Rosenfield Design, LLC – Associate ASID
The wall of antique barn wood paneling is unexpected in this company lobby. The blue paint treatment mimics the look of aging signs on barns across America, and highlights the company name. Inviting and relaxed furnishings and the presence of an employees dog at work welcomes visitors.
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
Beckwith
Beckwith
Dalton Distinctive Renovations
Custom designed bank of drawers which fits tightly under the stairs making great storage space! Melanie Rebane Photography
Elegant basement photo in Ottawa
Eclectic Basement
Eclectic Basement
Inspiration for a small eclectic look-out carpeted basement remodel in Portland with gray walls and no fireplace
Basement
Basement
Cara Woodhouse Interiors LLC
Trendy carpeted basement photo in New York with multicolored walls
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Because of their expansive layouts, basements are often catch-all rooms. When browsing basement remodeling ideas, always think in terms of your family's needs and whether the space could best serve as your playroom, media room, home bar or storage space — or all of the above. Although finishing a basement is a large investment, it can add much-needed square footage to your home, which can also up the overall resale value.

As you get ready to take the remodeling plunge, take time to map out your basement layout and determine all its separate functions. Think about what your family needs the space for, and pick a layout that best suits those needs. Once you finalize your plan, determine whether built-ins are worth pursuing. In a vast, undefined space, they're an easy way to differentiate one space from another — the extra storage space doesn't hurt either. Finally, decide what type of basement furniture you want to fill the space with, like comfy couches, armchairs or a big game table. Since there's so much room to cover, picking the right pieces is a little more challenging than usual, so look at other basement design ideas to get a feel for what to look for when shopping.

What are basements used for?


Every family is different, so when looking for finished basement ideas make sure you pinpoint how you spend your time and then cater to those hobbies and interests. If you host parties often or are beer and wine aficionados, focus your basement remodel on creating a home bar or wine cellar. If you're looking for a kid-friendly hangout, become the neighborhood hot spot with a massive family and media room combo. Give the guy in your family the ultimate escape with a man cave, game room and home gym, or be practical above all else by adding extra bedrooms and another bathroom.

Should I use built-ins in my basement design?


With such large spaces, basements can hard to define; clever built-ins can help clarify room divisions while simultaneously aiding organization. For the ultimate video game/movie hub, install a custom entertainment center, complete with bookshelves and cabinets for storing small electronic accessories, movies and books. For those family movie nights, add a wet bar that includes a microwave and mini fridge for popcorn and beverages. A craft room with a built-in counter and shelves, or a long booth or bench for extra seating are also popular basement ideas. The options are endless, so consult a designer or builder to see what works for your basement remodel.

How should I decorate my basement?


If you take a look at most basement decorating ideas, you’ll see that typically bigger is better. Unlike other rooms where space might be tight, basement designs usually have room to spare, so your furniture can be oversized and chunky to help fill them up. Sectionals are a great way to avoid an empty-looking room, and they provide plenty of seating for when guests come to visit. Be sure to add other common living room pieces — like armchairs, side tables and coffee tables — to fully complete the look. If your family loves games, add a pool table, foosball or poker table, or include an oversized table for regular board games. Other excellent basement ideas include giving your kids their own corner with an indoor playhouse or swing, or creating your ultimate getaway with a daybed and bookshelves for reading, napping and relaxing.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a basement renovation or are building a designer basement from scratch, Houzz has 115,210 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Structural Repair & Renovations and Virginia Kitchen & Bath. Look through basement pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a basement design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful basement photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.