Chances are that you will remodel your basement only once so it's important to make good choices!
carve out a kitchenette or entertaining space
small or large you won't need to go upstairs for food and drinks
old & new
consider mixing finishes like a reclaimed wood accent wall with your lightweight vinyl flooring.
Check for plumbing and add a bathroom for additional home value
Utilize unfinished areas and space under the stairs for storage and access to utilities
add a cozy fireplace
Basements are notoriously damp so add a source of heat and statement focal point
a place to lounge
Carve out enough space for a comfortable sofa or sectional
work out or office nook
Sliding barn doors are all the rage. Even a small space can be used for an office or work out space.
maximize ceiling height
Consider a tray ceiling where you don't have ductwork or plumbing. Add recessed lights for an overall brighter space!
more basement ideas from Amie
When it comes to basements, Interior designer & stylist Amie Freling loves a challenge! Just like a puzzle, she maximizes every square inch while fitting in every little valuable piece of real estate.