9 Tips to Create A cozy Basement Family Room

A finished basement is a great place to create a cozy family room. Since your basement already stands apart from your other rooms, think of it as a space you can use to enjoy time together as a family.
Creating the right ambiance depends on a number of factors, including the architectural plan, lighting, furniture, and interior design. Take a moment to consider each of the following design elements and see which ones resonate with you.

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1. Make sure you are comfortable

A piece of furniture can make or break a room. Basement living rooms are usually places where you spend a lot of time. So, you should choose furniture that has cozy textures and soft fabrics to encourage relaxation. Organize a place where you can sit and relax, enjoy a drink or snack, or cuddle with a good book.

2. Combine textures and colors

Make your basement stand out with the use of colors and textures not only in furniture, but also in flooring, counter tops, and tile. Basements should reflect the style and character of the rest of your house, but they can also be places to express yourself creatively. Whether you prefer bolder colors or patterns, here’s your chance to incorporate them!

3. Don’t forget the snacks!

You don’t want to run up and down the stairs to refresh drinks or make more popcorn. So, consider a small kitchen or wet bar in your basement. You can hide a small counter with a beverage chiller under the stairs instead of a full wet bar if your budget doesn’t allow.

4. Use technology

Make sure you allocate a good budget for high-tech electronics. You won’t regret investing in a large flat screen TV or a high end surround speaker system. You should also consider the wifi signal since it is usually weak in basements

5. Always consider an open plan

It’s best to keep a basement family room open, since it will keep the space feeling spacious and inviting for a variety of activities. Furthermore, an open space can accommodate assorted types of furniture, like a sectional for watching movies or playing video games, and a table and chairs for playing board games or working on hobbies.

6. Add as many storage as possible

Make sure there is enough storage space for games, blankets, extra pillows, snack trays, etc. Install open shelving instead of full cabinets to save money

7. Have a bathroom

You’ll never be sorry if you install a bathroom with a shower. It’s highly recommended to have a bathroom in your new basement

8. Ensure that there is enough seating

It is important to have a comfortable place to sit! Seating is maximized with sectionals, which can be configured in a variety of ways.

9. Table Space for Games

If there is a permanent table and chairs in place, it is readily available for dealing cards or playing Monopoly. In addition to being a great place for entertainment, it can also serve as a great place to study and do homework in the evening.

Call us today if your basement is looking to be transformed into the perfect family room! We’ve designed and built many basements in the GTA, and we’d love to help you design your perfect basement.

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