Most popular basement renovations

There’s so much you can do with a basement. A room underground, without windows or natural light, lends itself to all sorts of fun renovations. This guide will look at the most popular ways to renovate a basement. 

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Home Bar 

Having a home bar in the basement gives you and your friends and family somewhere to have fun without having to go out. Whether you want it for parties or just to hang out with your spouse, setting up a home bar is a great way to make the most of your basement.

Games Room 

Having a games room in your basement is great for kids and adults alike. Whether it’s board games or video games, the fun will be had by all. If you choose to include a pool table, table tennis table, or dartboard, make sure you have adequate light sources for late-night battles. You could even turn it into a casino room and have a poker night with your buddies. Just make sure you practice on first.

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Den or Informal Living Room 

A den or informal living room in the basement is a great way to have somewhere you can relax away from the rest of your home. It’s also a nice place for guests to sit down and unwind. If you don’t want them sleeping on your couch when they visit, that is. A den is also an extra room for you to watch television in or just get some peace and quiet.

Wine Cellar 

Having your wine collection close at hand is a great idea if you like to have friends over for a glass. You can store all of your bottles in the basement, and then just bring them up when you’re ready for a party. Whether you go with an old-fashioned brick cellar or one of the modern options, having a wine cellar is a great way to make the most of your basement.

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Theater / Media Room  

While you can turn your basement into a theater by building out the room and adding furniture, there’s plenty of other ways to do it that are more affordable. If you have the electronics already, why not watch movies down there? You can also go for something unique and build a home cinema in your basement instead of a traditional media room.


Having a library in your basement is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. An underground room lets you stay out of the way, while still being able to enjoy some peace and quiet. Whether you want to read or write, it’s a great place for relaxation. It also gives you the perfect opportunity to store your extensive collection of books.

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Home Gym 

If you like working out, investing in a home gym is a great way to make the most of your basement. You can have anything from free weights and equipment to cardio machines and cross-trainers. Whatever you want, you can get it for your basement home gym as long as you have the space for it.


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