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Basement Design Ideas

Bar - Glenhaven
Bar - Glenhaven
Attard's Kitchens & Cabinetry Pty Ltd
A stylish bar area with shelving & storage that incorporates a daybed & cleverly utilizes an under stair space.
Old Westbury Wine Cellar
Old Westbury Wine Cellar
Chango & Co.
Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Construction Administration, Custom Millwork & Furniture Design by Chango & Co. Photography by Jacob Snavely
Finished Basements 2
Finished Basements 2
Majestic Home Solutions LLC
Finished basement with a beautiful wine showcase, wet bar, and home gym. We build all cabinets in-house and our customers love the quality! By Majestic Home Solutions, LLC.
Secret Door - Just Basements Ottawa
Secret Door - Just Basements Ottawa
Just Basements
When you don't want to look at a door.....or want anyone to know there's a room behind. Just add a hidden door.....
Blackstone Country Club Walk Out Basement
Blackstone Country Club Walk Out Basement
Brothers Construction
Walk behind wet bar. Photo: Andrew J Hathaway (Brothers Construction)
Rustic Chic Basement Overhaul
Rustic Chic Basement Overhaul
Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc
This rustic-inspired basement includes an entertainment area, two bars, and a gaming area. The renovation created a bathroom and guest room from the original office and exercise room. To create the rustic design the renovation used different naturally textured finishes, such as Coretec hard pine flooring, wood-look porcelain tile, wrapped support beams, walnut cabinetry, natural stone backsplashes, and fireplace surround,
Underground rooms and basements are an obvious way to add extra space at home, allowing homeowners to increase the square meterage of their home but preserve valuable garden space. With their expansive, wide-open layout, there are also a wide variety of uses for an underground room or basement. Depending on your needs, you could use a basement conversion as a wine cellar, man cave, or as an additional family room.

With basements a rarity in Australia and New Zealand, adding or utilising this extra space is sure to gain the attention of potential buyers and add value to your home.

Can I add an underground extension to my home?


The most suitable blocks for underground rooms are those on a sloping site, because they allow for adequate ventilation and natural light. The ability to excavate under your home is also largely dependant on the type of soil your home sits on and water drainage. For this reason, it’s important that you speak to a home builder who has experience in building sub-ground living spaces. Some homes may already have an underfloor area that is going unused, in which case it can be deepened or extended to utilise the space.

What should I use my basement for?


Essentially an attached extension to your home, a basement is perfect for additional living, recreational and utility rooms. It could, however, also provide you with an entirely separate, self-contained annexe or apartment. Popular basement conversions include media rooms, wine cellars and storage rooms, but more exciting (and luxurious) transformations have included indoor swimming pools, sports courts and drive-in garages. The most practical are additional bedrooms or bathrooms, especially if you have a growing family or regularly accommodate guests.

An architect will be able to help you work out the right solution, and the Houzz directory has plenty of them. Have a browse today!

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