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11 ideas of reconstructing your unused basement

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If your private home basement is used as a warehouse or even not used at all, change the situation. Use this empty room organizing there a play room, a home theatre, a rest zone or a bar. These 11 ideas will inspire you to start these changes.

1. Playing room for children

Basement is the perfect place to be used by your kids as a playing room. Work at finishing the basement walls, flooring and ceiling. Use warm carpeting with padding over the floor. Buy a cute small table for kids. You children may play with toys on the floor (the rugs and carpets should be thick) or sit at the table and draw.

A gorgeous bright room in your basement.

A gorgeous bright room in your basement.

2. Family room for resting with kids

Arranging a cozy room for your family relaxation use soft sectional furniture, leather ottomans, coffee and side tables.Use original wall decor and built-in ceiling light fixtures.

Great ideas of basement arrangement

Great ideas of basement arrangement

3. Chillout

Arrange a chillout room for relaxation in the basement which is still not used. Use soft cozy furniture with fabric upholstery, sofas, loveseats, ottomans and recliners.

Great place for resting.

Great place for resting.

4. Kitchen and living room

Turn a modern dining room into a kitchen room in the basement. Basement does not have enough natural light, install built-in light fixtures. TV will help you to create the homey atmosphere.

A wonderful resting room in modern style.

A wonderful resting room in modern style.

5. Playing room for a small princess

Your daughter will be happy to get her own “housing”. If your basement is still not used, arrange a room for your small princess there. Use nice light colored furniture and stylish curtains with flowers and fancy decor.

Original design of a girl's playing room.

Original design of a girl’s playing room.

6. Stylish gym

Basement is the perfect room for arranging there a spacious gym. As the temperature in basement is always slightly less than outside, your training can be a lot longer there.

Stylish gym

Stylish gym

7. Multifunctional space

The happy owners of a spacious basement have all chances to arrange an additional “housing” in this room. Divide your basement into areas creating a resting zone, dining area, kitchen, sleeping zone. This large space can be used if you meet friends and companies often.

Large basement room with gorgeous light design

Large basement room with gorgeous light design

8. Sport bar

If your family has got sport fans who spend hours near TV watching their favorite games, arrange a sport bar in your basement. TV is a “must-have” unit there. Build a bar stand . The room can be also used as a man’s cave.

A perfect variant of creating a bar for real bachelors.

A perfect variant of creating a bar for real bachelors.

9. Playing room

Forget about gloomy basement. Create a real fairy tale in this room, furnishing it with bright colored furniture, decorating the playing room with toys and nice rugs.

The best way to turn an old dusty basement into a fairy tale.

The best way to turn an old dusty basement into a fairy tale.

10. Spacious resting zone

There should be a place in your house where you can hide from everyday fuss and relax totally. Arrange such a room for relaxation in your basement. Buy soft convenient furniture and rugs.

Room with plush furniture and large soft rug on the floor.

Room with plush furniture and large soft rug on the floor.

11.Room for fun and parties

If you have a basement at home, you are lucky. This means you can invite your friends and even let them stay at your house for the whole night listening to music and dancing. Basement has got a good isolation. Thus the neighbours won’t hear any noise.

Light room for parties in a usual basement.

Light room for parties in a usual basement.

All the people know that most of the spacious basements owners dream about arranging there a stylish and cozy bar. It is possible.


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