Top Basement Remodel Design Ideas

We have eight top basement remodel ideas for your home. There are so many reasons why you should finish your basement and the possibilities are endless. A finished basement can increase the value of your home; offer additional living space; or provide additional income if used as a rental unit.

Check out these top basement remodel layouts for the new year:

1) Kids play area

If you have kids, using the basement as a dedicated play area can be a great way to entertain the kids and give them enough space to play without having to take up any space in bedrooms or the living room.

2) Home office

For people that work from home full-time, have a side business, or just like to have a quiet space to work, building a home office in the basement can be a great idea. It would be away from the distractions of the upper floors and can give you the privacy you need in order to get your work done.

3) Income suite

Bring in additional income with a rental unit. In the lucrative housing market in Toronto and the GTA, many people are finishing their basements in order to turn it into a rental unit. Not only is this is a great way to bring in some additional income, but it can help to cover the costs of the basement renovation.

4) Home gym

Don’t have time to go to the gym? Turning your basement into a home gym allows you to workout in the privacy of your own home. Save time on driving to and from the gym, plus its available for use at any time of the day without an expensive gym membership.

5) Guest Bedroom

Finishing your basement allows for plenty of space for a guest bedroom suite for family and friends that come to visit. It would give your guests privacy by having their own space and they don’t have to sleep on the couch.

6) Home Theatre

Creating a home theatre in your basement is a great way to add space and provide entertainment for all ages. Whether it’s used to watch a sports game or to host a family movie night, you can get the movie theatre experience without having to leave your home. Add some large comfy couches, a plush carpet to reduce echoing, and some popcorn, and you’ll have an area the whole family will love.

7) Wine cellar

If you love wine why not create a wine cellar? Your basement can be the perfect place to store your wine. With the proper lighting, temperature, and storage, you can create the wine cellar of your dreams.

8) Entertaining space – mini kitchen/bar

Your basement can also be turned into the perfect place to entertain guests. Have plenty of space to host a party or game by adding a bar and kitchen. Open concept layouts are very popular and give more room. Add a few comfy couches and other seating for a large space comfortable enough for guests, without having to squish everyone into your living room.