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Basement Furniture Ideas

Basement Furniture Ideas

Expand your home’s square footage by using the basement for more than just storage. With simple updates, you can create a usable space that works hard and looks great, too. Use our basement decorating ideas to create a living room, bedroom, or media room for your lower level. Whether your space is a full, half, walkout, or cellar basement, you can transform the area with help from our decorating ideas, remodeling tips, how-to projects, storage solutions, and inspirational photos. We have a something for everyone: full-scale remodels to quick and easy updates that can be completed in a weekend or less. Our featured basement makeovers will inspire you to tackle your own area, and the before and after photos will make you look twice — those really are the same basement spaces! When deciding what to do with your basement, think about how you want the space to function. Use our planning calculators for estimates on flooring and paint, and take our fun quizzes to determine your style personality, floor material preference, or even the colors that suit you best.
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Basement Furniture Ideas

BHG.com Rooms Other Rooms Basements Basements Expand your home’s square footage by using the basement for more than just storage. With simple updates, you can create a usable space that works hard and looks great, too. Use our basement decorating ideas to create a living room, bedroom, or media room for your lower level. Whether your space is a full, half, walkout, or cellar basement, you can transform the area with help from our decorating ideas, remodeling tips, how-to projects, storage solutions, and inspirational photos. We have a something for everyone: full-scale remodels to quick and easy updates that can be completed in a weekend or less. Our featured basement makeovers will inspire you to tackle your own area, and the before and after photos will make you look twice — those really are the same basement spaces! When deciding what to do with your basement, think about how you want the space to function. Use our planning calculators for estimates on flooring and paint, and take our fun quizzes to determine your style personality, floor material preference, or even the colors that suit you best. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email
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Basement Furniture Ideas

Basements Expand your home’s square footage by using the basement for more than just storage. With simple updates, you can create a usable space that works hard and looks great, too. Use our basement decorating ideas to create a living room, bedroom, or media room for your lower level. Whether your space is a full, half, walkout, or cellar basement, you can transform the area with help from our decorating ideas, remodeling tips, how-to projects, storage solutions, and inspirational photos. We have a something for everyone: full-scale remodels to quick and easy updates that can be completed in a weekend or less. Our featured basement makeovers will inspire you to tackle your own area, and the before and after photos will make you look twice — those really are the same basement spaces! When deciding what to do with your basement, think about how you want the space to function. Use our planning calculators for estimates on flooring and paint, and take our fun quizzes to determine your style personality, floor material preference, or even the colors that suit you best.
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Basement Furniture Ideas

If your basement is on the smaller side, keep the area open by avoiding adding walls. Define different spaces or zones by using color and decor so your basement can serve multiple purposes well. For example, one half of your basement can become an adult relaxation area if anchored by a comfortable sectional, a large area rug, and lighting with dimmer switches. The other half can be a craft area with a large and sturdy table, storage shelves and brighter task lighting.
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Basement Furniture Ideas

Whether your basement is a small room or takes up an entire floor of your home, there are plenty of options when it comes to using the space effectively. Maximizing efficiency also means getting the most out of the room, which could mean creating functional storage for seldom-used decorations or adding a usable family room. These basement decorating ideas offer ways for expanding how you and your family live and use the space.
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Basement Furniture Ideas

The basement, however, can often be a more challenging space to remodel because it’s often an unfinished room. Regardless of how dark and foreboding your space may be, we’ve got a handful of basement decorating ideas that will help you create a room that you will look forward to spending time in.
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Basement Furniture Ideas

“The greatest challenge in a basement is making it feel like it’s not a basement,” says architect John Conroy. His solution includes horizontal bands running throughout the design, a unique corrugated metal ceiling and clever lighting tricks. Custom furniture and careful attention to detail make all the pieces feel like a cohesive and comfortable whole, with inspiration gleaned from midcentury modern and atomic age style.
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Basement Furniture Ideas

Though your basement may also have a higher purpose, it often ends up serving as a general storage area. Incorporate shelves and cabinets and make sure storage units go from the floor to the ceiling to ensure you’re getting the most out of your space. Buy furniture that does double-duty, such as ottomans with a hidden compartment or side tables with drawers. Devote one end of your basement to general storage by hiding that area with a floor-to-ceiling wall covering in the same color as the surrounding walls.
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Sean and Cara’s new house is starting to feel like home, but it has one big space that needs some major work: a boring, outdated and decidedly purple basement their daughters use as a playroom. They want to move the kids’ toys elsewhere and turn this eyesore of a basement into a contemporary lounge stylish enough for entertaining guests.
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The above photograph is of a family-room inspired type of finished basement.  It’s functional and comfortable.  The brick wall adds a nice design touch.  Yes, the couch is ugly, but it’s comfortable.  I’ll take comfortable over stylish any time.  Save the stylish, uncomfortable furniture for the upstairs living room.
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The above is a finished basement you’d find in Scandinavia.  It’s a classic Scandinavian design – white, simple and natural wood floor.  However, the furniture isn’t Scandinavian in style – but it sure looks comfortable.  This is a great example of a man cave idea for a small room.
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Georgia media room in soft blues. Even a small basement can be put to good use. Fill it up with cozy furniture and soft colors, as in this room, and you have a dedicated movie-watching space. The wood wall adds a subtle architectural element.
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Strong and bold colors catch the eye by adding drama, but they also make a space look and feel smaller. Using them in your basement may make the ceilings seem lower and the walls feel like they’re closing in. Instead rely on light neutral colors like gray, taupe and white that make the space feel more expansive. Use similar colors for bigger furniture pieces such as shelves, sofas and tables. Add color and character in your accessories and coverings, such as throw pillows, curtains, rugs and vases.
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As seen on HGTV’s Cousins Undercover, the basement of this home was damaged during a flood, making it unsafe. It was partly gutted and used for storage. This space needs a full overhaul.
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Yes, finishing a basement can be costly, but it doesn’t have to be.  You can also plan to do it in stages, starting with a basic design and improving on aesthetics and features over time.
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Gambling, a bar, theater seating and five televisions. It doesn’t get much better than this.  It may be a bit on the elegant side, but it sure is a nice set up for a custom finished basement.  Source: Zillow DigsTM.
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Finished basement with an emphasis on play – arcade games, cards table, bowling alley, billiards table and multiple televisions. Did I say bowling alley – you don’t see that in too many homes. Source: Zillow DigsTM.
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This finished basement “man cave” uses space very well, yet it’s not too crammed.  It includes a comfortable sitting area, mini-bar/kitchenette and pool table.  Design by Elliott Design.
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If you want a bar-centered basement, the above picture is your inspiration.  When you think about it, a home bar for people who enjoy imbibing is a great idea because it eliminates any driving issues.
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Most man cave concepts focus on televisions, bars and games.  Here’s a different concept altogether – a rustic basement living room for sitting around and reading.  It’s a stretch to call this a man cave, but the design is certainly one that would work well.  For more rustic room designs, click here!
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Any man cave would benefit with a home theater.  Yes, it’s extravagant and can cost a lot of money – but if you’re into watching sports and movies in your finished basement, there’s no better way to do so by yourself or with friends in a sound-proof, media-rich home theater.  Check out 9 more incredible home theaters.