Basements are often overlooked when it comes to home renovations, but they have the potential to be some of the most versatile and functional spaces in a house. With a little creativity and some careful planning, you can transform your basement into a personal gym, wine cellar, bar, pool, or playroom, or even a combination of all these things. Remodeling basement ideas are truly endless.
One popular basement renovation idea is to create a personal gym. This can include installing equipment such as a treadmill, elliptical, weight machine, or even a full set of free weights. The costs to remodel a personal gym result in a cost-effective way to stay in shape, as you won’t have to pay for a gym membership or deal with the crowds or health issues at a public gym. You can also customize the gym to your specific needs and preferences, such as adding mirrors or a TV to help pass the time while you work out.
2021 HAVAN Awards Finalist Daruma Gym by VictorEric Design Build showcases a remodeled basement into a state-of-the-art fitness facility. Featuring a juice bar for post workout drinks with friends, a bold-coloured backlit ceiling graphic was installed to keep the energy high and enliven the space. Swimming, an essential piece of the homeowners’ routine, this basement renovation made sure the custom gym included outdoor pool, sunken patio complete with cascade water feature, and steam room to round out the spa experience.
VictorEric Design Group, with VictorEric Premium Homes
Another great option for a basement renovation is a wine cellar. This can be a great addition to any home, as it allows you to store and age your wine in the ideal environment. A wine cellar can be as simple as a small room with a wine rack and a climate control system, or as elaborate as a full-scale wine tasting room with a bar and seating area.
HAVAN 2022 Awards Winner for Best New Space and Best Special Feature, New or Renovated – Modern Reflection, built by Teragon Developments comes with a world-class wine cellar with a dedicated tasting area and bar, and a beautiful home theatre behind a hidden door supply all quintessential luxuries.
Complimenting the wine cellar, the bar is another popular option for a basement remodel. A bar can be a great place to entertain guests, host parties, or simply enjoy a drink with friends and family. Games rooms are a popular extension to the bar. Complete the basement remodel with piano, pool table, dartboard, or other games to make the bar a true entertainment destination.
Finally, a playroom or entertainment room is another popular option for a basement renovation to provide a dedicated place for kids toys.
No matter what type of basement renovation you choose, it’s important to work with a professional contractor to ensure that the space is safe, properly insulated and built to code. You’ll also want to consider factors such as lighting, ventilation, and access to utilities such as electricity and plumbing. With a little planning and some careful consideration, you can transform your basement into a space that meets your needs and enhances your family’s quality of life. To source award-winning basement remodel and renovation ideas, head to www.havan.ca/awards.