Basement Inspirations To Get You Pumped!
10 August 2015
Totally transform your unused basement into a beautiful new living area!
Space is becoming a pressing issue with a growing population and smaller living spaces available, particularly in big cities. Therefore homeowners are turning to converting any extra space they may have. If you are lucky enough to have a loft or basement you could improve your living conditions and extend the space to provide more hospitable surroundings. Usually the loft is converted to bedrooms and bathrooms as they tend to be nearer to the original sleeping quarters. The basement level is closer to the living spaces so can have a more flexible range of uses which is what this article focuses on.
Here is some inspiration to motivate your creativity to transform your derelict spaces.
A great way to bring natural light into the usually dark basement, is to use a mirror tunnel or put a window at ground level. This gives the space a more natural, spacious feeling and can feel very clean and fresh. The main advantage being that it does not feel underground.
Many people also use electric lights which can create a darker, more enclosed atmosphere. This kitchen is on the basement level and the light, although may look like natural sunlight, is in fact computer controlled panels in the ceiling.
These newly developed spaces are designed to feel like a normal extension to the house unlike the dark damp space it would have been before.
The light you need should be dependent on the function of the space. Usually entertainment rooms such as cinemas and this intriguing cigar room are darker and cosier to suit the needs of the user.
Some more luxurious basements include swimming pools, and we aren’t talking about flooded cellars, we are talking infinity pools with water fountains and Jacuzzis as well as underground caves!
If you’re looking for some extra space for the kids take a look at this fun inspiration that provides a more playful atmosphere under the ground. And these clever storage solutions in the unused space make great decoration.
The design of your space does not have to be fresh and clean cut, there are many rustic cellars which are designed using the existing brick work and these can create beautiful atmospheric rooms.
This information has provided you with some ideas about how to better manage the free space below you. If you have been inspired then get going! Call the specialists at Timberwise to book a survey and damp proof the basement so you can get going on the fun stuff to create this bubble of space that will transform your living area.