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5 Best Basement Bathroom Ideas & Designs

Many people turn their basements into gyms, movie theatre rooms, playrooms, or wine cellars – these unique and different ideas and designs for basements significantly help homeowners increase their comfort and the sale value of their homes. Another way of doing so is by adding an extension of the house and installing an extra bedroom and bathroom in the basement.

If you are thinking about adding a bathroom to your basement and wondering what would be an excellent design for your basement bathroom, read along to find out some fantastic ideas and designs for your bathroom basement.

What Are Some Ways You Can Decorate Your Basement Bathroom?

Regardless of the type of bathroom a basement has – if it is a regular toilet or a macerated toilet, a proper renovation and decor will add a touch of elegance to your basement bathroom. Think about your flooring options, your colour palette and paint options, and the fabrics you want to use.

Here are some of the best basement bathroom ideas and designs for you to get inspiration from:

Invest in as Much Natural Light as You Can

Basements are often quite dark; therefore, it is vital that you make use of as much natural light as possible. You can also use other alternatives to make your bathroom basement brighter – add cold-lighted lamps to the mirrors, walls or ceiling. Walk-on roof lights are a great idea for ceiling lighting.

You can also have the flooring, ceilings and walls white and invest in light-coloured furniture to give the idea of brightness and openness in your basement bathroom.

Use Glass Doors in Your Shower

Investing in shower glass doors will give the impression that your bathroom basement is broader and brighter. If you combine the same colour for your walls and ceiling, a glass shower door will create a visual impression of continuity.

If you have a bathtub, you can leave it without glass doors or curtains – doing so will leave your basement bathroom with fewer divisions and give an impression of a more expansive space.

Add Wallpapers

If you have a spacious wall in your basement bathroom, adding floral or geometric wallpaper patterns might be a good idea. You can also add a mural or paint the wall a different colour.

Put Tiles in Your Shower

You can place tiles ceramic or marble inside your shower box or in your bath area for an elegant and chic look. Invest in small white bricks or big tiles of a more cream, beige or rose gold tone for more illumination.

Contrast Dark and Light Tones

Adding black, brown or grey tones can create a nice contrast and impact against the white of your basement bathroom. For instance, if you have white flooring, one of the walls can be navy blue, or your floor can have tiles of different colours while your shelves are dark.

The goal of contrasting colours is to add a more urban and modern style to your basement bathroom.

Add Nature Elements

A colour palette consisting of neutral, earthy tones can give your basement bathroom an extra touch of elegance. You can blend beige with cream, caramel, rose gold or light grey in your floors, ceiling and walls while adding wooden vanities, stone tiles, clay and perhaps some plants.

Contact HTR Basements for Your Basement Bathroom Renovations Today!

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Can you put a bathroom in the basement?

Absolutely – a bathroom is a great addition to a basement and can increase the sale value of a house.

How big should a bathroom be for a basement?

The size of a basement bathroom depends on the overall size of the basement. You can add a small toilet or have an entire bath area installed.

How do you make a basement bathroom brighter?

To make your basement bathroom brighter, consider having as much natural light as possible and add as many lamps as possible.

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6 Basement Bar Ideas For You To Get Inspired

Although many homeowners overlook this, basements are a vital part of a house. Renovated basements increase the value of a home when it is time to sell or rent it, as it attracts buyers more than a regular space would – and this, consequently, increases the return on investment a basement renovation generates.

At High Tech Reno Basements, we are experts in basement renovation. We can turn your space into anything you wish – either an extension of your home (with bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom), a gym, a wine cellar, a movie theatre, or a gaming area.

If you wish to know more, check out some of our projects.

Many of our clients request us to turn their basements into bars – and so, we thought we could share some interesting ideas in this blog post, that can serve as inspiration if you are interested in turning your basement into a basement bar.

1. Nightclub Basement

Why go out when you can enjoy the party just downstairs? A nightclub basement is the perfect setting for those who want to stay in the dark listening to electronic music while sipping some drinks. 

With dark ceilings, walls, and floors, you can invest in neon lighting to create that atmosphere only a crowded disco place brings. All you have to do is insert some comfortable leather couches, chairs near the bar, and a pool table or foosball in the corner, and make the center free for the dance floor.

No longer need to deal with long lines or expensive tickets!

2. Colorful Bar

If, in contrast, you wish to make a very bright basement, invest not only in white walls and ceilings but also in colors that will steal the show. Simply add white stone marble as your bar counter and the alcohol bottles in a glass closet, and then splash some bright orange, dark purple, or vivid red to one of the walls or your chairs.

3. Minimalistic Bar

The modern and urban trend is taking over every aspect of lifestyles, designs, and decorations. People are investing in a neutral color palette everywhere – their outfits, notebooks, bags, bed sheets, carpets, chairs… and why would it be different with a basement bar?

To make this decoration work, you can invest in the colors white, black, beige, gray, and olive green. Mix them up in your walls and ceiling, and add a white or gray quartz countertop to match. At the bar, keep only the most used and necessary items on display – and you will have a modern and minimalistic look.

4. Rustic Basement Bar

Yes, a lot of wood goes into this basement bar renovation. Invest in a brick wall, add wooden doors in that European tavern style, and cover the countertop in plywood – make sure all the space matches with the decor.

You can mix and match the color and type of wood around – play with it as you wish! And do not fear adding leather to the chairs or couch either.

5. Chic and Elegant

You can turn your basement bar into a beautiful and sophisticated space by combining the right colors and decorations. With HTR Basements, you can paint your walls white, install white lamps, add round mirrors and plants in white porcelain jars against white-stone walls, invest in light gray counters, and place comfortable stuffed chairs at the bar. 

You can also add a mix of mirror and glass to a wall and turn it into a closet for all of your wine bottle collection!

6. Sports Bar Basement

If you and your friends enjoy going out to bars to watch football games or NBA tournaments or the Blue Jays playing baseball against any other baseball team that exists, turning your basement into a sports-themed bar might be a great idea.

Of course, nothing tops going to the stadium and seeing your team play live and in colors. But, sometimes, life gets in the way, and, unfortunately, it is not always that we can make it to Scotiabank arena, right? We have to turn the TV on to catch the score and root for our favourite players while drinking beer.

If that is the case with you, why not turn your basement into a sports bar?

You can reserve an entire wall to place the TV screen in, giving you and your guests a great view and a closer look at the game if compared to the living room television. The walls can be dark, and decorated with wood – and the same goes for the chairs. 

Add a dark wood and heavy countertop to the bar, with tap beer and cans behind it, place a spacious and comfortable couch in front of the TV, and fill your wooden walls with jerseys, posters, and pictures of your favourite sports teams and their players. You can serve all kinds of beer and bar snacks as well.

This way, even if you and your friends can’t make it to a game and decide it is best to meet at someone’s house – they can do so at yours by going down to your basement and still get the feeling that they are enjoying the excitement and twists and turns of a game the same way they would do so if all of you went to an actual sports bar – and no money is spent!

How HTR Basements Can Help You With Your Basement Bar Renovation

High Tech Reni Basements cares about our client’s needs, wants, and budgets. We are a leading basement finishing company, serving the Greater Toronto Area for the past decade with great professionalism and reliability.

Our staff is licensed and adequately trained, using excellent customer service, high-end technology, and expertise to build and renovate basements around Toronto and the GTA – all to satisfy our customers and increase the value of their homes.

Reach out to us at 905-754-4696 for a free estimate, or get a free estimate by filling up the form. Learn more about us and see our past projects and customers’ reviews.

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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.

HTR Basements works with excellence to provide clients with great finished basement projects. You can take a look or our project gallery

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!