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Beautiful Finished Basement Ideas to Inspire You

Basements are vital parts of a house and should receive the same attention the upper area of a house does. When homeowners renovate their basements with High Tech Reno Basements, their home’s value increases, increasing the return on investment since renovated basements attract potential buyers.

But, to start renovating your basement, you first need to get inspiration! This blog aims to give you a few beautiful finished basement ideas to get you brainstorming.

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Here are some other ideas for you:

1. Modern and Minimalist Basement

Minimalism is a trend taking over many different aspects and areas of peoples’ lives – and it would not be different with basements. 

To create a modern and minimalist basement with a more urban vibe, add furniture that has simple or no patterns at all. Combine this furniture with a neutral color palette, and invest in a lot of light and white to all the bedrooms and bathrooms.

Mix and match white with gray, black, beige, olive green, mustard yellow, or rose gold – the neutral color palette you need and that goes in with anything! You can also invest in light plywood to give a final modern touch.

2. Bright Living Room

If you do not wish to turn your basement into an extension of your house – with a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom –, you can turn the space into another living room for you and your guests.

The secret for a bright living area is, naturally, in the colors and lighting – paint the floor, walls, and ceiling white, install white-light lamps, and do not be afraid to insert some vivid colors. Leave a wall to be bright red, orange, purple, or green, and add colorful cushions around the floor or couch.

If you invest in light and bright colors, your basement will have much more illumination!

3. Gym Exercising Room

A basement does not necessarily have to be composed of couches and beds and chairs. If you already have enough space o rest in your living room, your basement can be renovated into many different areas.

A gym room is a great area and addition to your house. You can add a carpeted floor for comfort, and mirror walls to check your progress over time. And, of course, the gym equipment – make sure your basement has enough space for a training bench, a bicycle, a treadmill, or the equipment you use most.

4. Basement Bar

Similarly to a living area, a bar is a space in which people gather to chill and make conversation. You can turn your basement into a bar to receive guests over for a drink, or a party.

A basement bar can be minimalistic or rustic, dark like a nightclub, or decorated like a sports bar – whatever your style of choice is, the end goal is to serve drinks to friends and family, and HTR Basements will work on your preference.

5. Basement-turned-movie Theatre

 If you enjoy movies and shows but don’t think that having a TV in the living room or the bedroom is enough, then why not turn your basement into a movie theatre?

Using that extra space to install a proper cinema setting can do wonders for your family’s entertainment. Place a projector on the ceiling and leave a wall free to be the screen. Then add comfortable and spacious chairs or sofas. There will be no need to buy tickets anymore!

6. Playground and Videogame

Another entertainment option is to fill your basement space with games. Buy a TV hack and place the screen on top, with Xbox and PS5 consoles for the children or your friends to play. Or place a pool table and foosball in a corner. Or fill an entire shelf with board games – from Catan to chess!

Games are a great way to entertain guests. And your basement can be the perfect place to do so.

7. Musical Basement

If you enjoy playing guitar or the drums and do not want neighbours complaining about the noise – make your basement into your new garage! 

Soundproof the walls and get the sound equipment you need to place downstairs. Then take your drums, guitars, and bass and organize them in the basement. Whenever your son needs to practice with his school band, or learn a new instrument, or study the new partiture of a song your favourite rock band just released – go downstairs to your basement and start making noise!

8. Library

If you are a bookworm and can’t get enough of buying new books without ultimately finishing reading your old ones, perhaps you need a library as book storage.

Perhaps the shelf in your living room or bedroom is not enough to store all school or literature books anymore, and now you need extra space. Well, fear not! Your basement can be renovated with HTR Basements into a beautiful brand-new library.

You can place a stuffed couch, chair, or sleeper sofa in a corner and turn a wall into a shelf full of books. Decorate the space however you like – brighter with lots of white, set up like a classic Victorian library, or rustic and cozy. 

Whatever style you wish for, make sure you will be comfortable – and rest assured that we will make it happen!

How HTR Basements Renovates Your Basement

At HTR Basements, we care for our client’s budgets and needs. We offer tailored services based on what they wish to transform their basement into. 

With excellent customer service and professionalism, our trained staff is ready and committed to making your basement a great space and adding the value your home deserves to receive.

Contact us at 905-754-4696 for a free estimate, or fill up this free estimate form to learn more about our team. We look forward to working with you!