Popular Basement Renovation Ideas

Do you know what Dopamine Décor is? It’s the happiness and joy you feel by decorating the house how you want. At TLCH, we’re strong believers in creating a home that makes you happy. Life is too short to settle for a space that doesn’t promote joy, relaxation, and comfort.

And guess what? It’s renovation season! Are you making the most of your basement? We’re always surprised how many clients we’ve seen not using premium square footage on their lower level. Has your basement become a storage space, cluttered and collecting dust? Maybe when you moved in, you had dreams of finishing the basement and never got around to it.

Whether you’re cultivating ideas for a remodel or planning a new home build, we’re here to help guide the way with Tom Len’s favorite basement design ideas. This renovation season, let’s work together to modernize your basement and put it to good use! Here are some of the best ideas to make your basement unique, functional, and comfortable.

Renovating a basement may seem like a huge task, but with proper planning and organization with the Tom Len Custom Home team, you can achieve your basement dreams in no time. We’ll make this fun experience as smooth as possible…let’s dive in!

Let’s put your basement to good use with these luxury remodeling ideas…

First let’s take a look at some trending design elements:

  • Open concepts with creative ceilings
  • Functional, multi-purpose spaces
  • Use of wood/natural elements
  • Industrial luxury featuring exposed brick
  • Smart technology like automated lighting and built-in sound systems

Popular Basement Renovation Ideas

Get With Fit with a Private Gym

Is fitness important to you? If you’re someone who regularly goes to the gym or lives for cycling, imagine having your very own personal fitness center! This space can be customized to what you and your family desire. Turn this section of your basement into a cycling studio, private reformer Pilates room, boxing gym, free weight zone, or all of the above with intentional planning! You’ll want durable rubber/vinyl flooring, weight racks, smart storage for your favorite gear, hooks to hang accessories, fans, and a sound system. Then it’s time to add the machines and equipment. Let’s create your ultimate workout space together!

Add a Custom Home Theater for Movie Nights

We are big on family nights at TLCH! If you are too, then adding a home theater to your basement is a MUST. A custom home theater is great for your kids and family to sit together and enjoy some classics on the big screen. Consider luxury seating for optimal comfort, complete with built-in phone charging stations. Don’t forget the popcorn machine! Carefully placed surround sound, a projector, and a little expert help will turn your basement into a modern home theater in no time.

Entertain Friends Around Your Very Own Bar!

Another popular way to make the most of your basement is turning this space into the ultimate entertainment zone. If you love hosting parties, this can be the perfect spot for a custom wet bar for mixing drinks. Your home will be the talk of the neighborhood with a luxury basement that doubles as a bar and an entertainment hub for friends. Consider adding a pool table, ping pong table, or a poker table! Other considerations: a wine cellar, cool lighting effects, timeless paintings, and use of natural elements like wood to create the perfect bar look. Add some creativity to your ceilings and you are good to go – we’ll help you get the party started! Pro tip: hang up your favorite autographed sports jersey.

Create a Spa Sanctuary for Relaxation

In need of a sanctuary for peace and relaxation? Imagine getting some quiet time in your own home…picture a spa-like oasis with a hot tub, sauna, and steam room. Think heated floors, ambient lighting, and a massage table surrounded by well placed houseplants and aromatherapy in every corner. Everyone deserves a retreat in their home where they can let go, release, and unwind. Our interior designers can help you create the feng shui you need for optimal wellbeing!

Host Guests with a Bathroom/Bedroom/Kitchen Combo

The basement can become an additional living space with smart planning. Adding a guest bedroom, a kitchenette (or “min kitchen”), and a full bathroom is the best way to make sure friends and family have everything they need when they stay at your home. For modern touches, you can add a creative ceiling with subtle lights and mirrors, add plants that don’t need much sunlight, consider bold colors, and, lastly, an entertainment system is a must! Also include a group space with a TV, gaming system, and large couches for everyone to come together.


Luxury Basement Renovations with Tom Len Custom Homes

Basements deserve as much love and thought as the rest of your home. With a well planned remodel, you can transform your basement from a dusty storage space into the most luxurious part of your home! Ready to take your home from meh to WOW?

For more custom home designs and basement renovation ideas, check out our Houzz and Pinterest. Contact the TLCH professionals to make your basement dreams come to life! Our team is always up to date on the latest design trends and breathtaking elements that will last the test of time.

Is it time to give your basement a luxury makeover? 
Contact the TLCH team to make the most of every space in your home: (847) 205-9200
Tom Len Custom Homes proudly serves the following areas in Chicago’s North Shore: Northfield, Glenview, Glencoe, Deerfield, Wilmette, Winnetka, Highland Park, and Riverwoods.
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