Basements used to be considered a dark, scary place where dust gathered. They tended to be cold, damp, unused and cluttered space. Today, all that has changed. When we meet with our clients to design their dream custom home or to remodel their current home, families are excited to expand their dreams by creating spectacular basements! Adding luxury underground increases a home’s value and utilizes the space to support your lifestyle.
Tom Len Custom Homes believes that the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to designing your finished basement. Homeowners are on the fast track to expand their living space with some of this year’s hottest trends:
1. Dream Sports Room
In Illinois, we are VERY passionate about cheering on our favorite Chicago sports teams. Many people have turned their basement into a sports den to showcase their love of the game. Die hard fans use this themed space to invite neighbors, friends and family over to watch the big game together on large flat screen TV’s paired with a superior sound system, table tennis during commercial breaks, and all the best snacks. Weather and traffic have become an obstacle for traveling to the city to see the game live at Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field, White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field, or Soldier Field – especially when children are involved!
Imagine the ultimate sport’s cave… Our interior designers will help you transform your basement into a haven complete with a sports bar, a 12-foot wide projection screen that rolls down from the ceiling for the stadium experience while watching a game, pool table, popcorn machine…the works! Add automated lighting and motorized shades to create the perfect viewing environment whether it is day or night.
2. Invest in Your Health with a Home Gym and Spa
Homeowners love setting up a home gym in a large basement to save time from traveling to the health club – and save money from needing a membership! Ample square footage allows for plenty of space to bring in several workout machines, weights, yoga mat, and a high quality sound system to blast your favorite motivational songs! Working out at home tends to pay for itself and is quite convenient if you’re looking to balance work-life-staying fit when schedules are tight or kids are young. Check out our Luxury Home Gym board on Pinterest for ideas!
Many clients have taken this a step further with including an at-home spa with all the luxury amenities. Working with our designers is vital to make sure the layout accommodates a walk-in steam shower, sauna or deep Japanese soaking tub, a lounge area as well as towel warmers, and a sound system. The ambiance is everything as lighting, textures, and color affect your mood and the quality of your relaxation!
3. Guest Suites to Rival the Local Hotels
Have you considered welcoming visitors to stay over in a guest suite? These suites are inspired to accommodate visiting family or friends who come often or for an extended period of time and provides privacy and comfort for everyone. Plus it allows your loved ones to save money from needing to find a hotel nearby!
A basic suite generally includes the bedroom and a bathroom on-suite. If there is ample room, clients often add a lounge area with a TV alongside the bedroom or a morning bar close to the bathroom. If you have a large basement, adding a kitchenette, living room, and extra bedrooms are a nice touch to complete the experience. Check out these tips for making your guest room feel like home!
4. Family Flex Space
Keeping the family together is a wonderful way to maximize your opportunity to interact with each other while still focusing on work, play or simply lounging. Many people divide the basement into sections which might include a home office that doubles as a library, a kids’ play area or even a craft area. Another nice touch is creating a safe hangout area for your teens to invite friends over or a “sleepover spot” for little ones.
When a basement is large enough, the possibilities are endless to support your family’s ever-changing lifestyle and desires! Are you interested in learning what else you can do with your space? Read 45 Amazing Luxury Finished Basement Ideas to find what speaks to you, and Tom Len will make it a reality!
Luxury basement design trends continue to evolve as lifestyles influence every family’s needs and wants. Tom Len Custom Homes expertly listens to your desires and guarantees your dream will come to fruition when partnering with our highly qualified and reputable team of professionals.