Finish Out Your Basement With These Trendy Ideas!
Have you ever walked into a house and was instantly stunned by the beautiful décor in the home? Everything from the countertops to flooring, the wall colors and décor all play a huge part in making a home stand out from the rest. However, have you ever walked into a home and thought the opposite? That it looked unfinished?
It’s true. Most of us are guilty of this because we begin to design our homes starting with the rooms we use the most. After a while we get tired of the planning and execution and we set the other rooms to the wayside. A few years pass and you realize that you never got around to finishing your dream home because you just got caught up in the busy routine of your day-to-day life.
Well, now that we all have a little more time on our hands, it is the perfect opportunity to finish those design projects you have been procrastinating about! Maybe you can argue that your kitchen looks nice, the living room is perfect and the bedrooms, well, no one will see. But what about your basement? The guest room? Don’t you want to spruce these spaces up so your guests can come over and feel at ease?
We’ve laid out our favorite essentials from kitchen and bathroom countertops to flooring and lighting, that you can incorporate into your basement (or other space in your home) to fully-finish and furnish that empty space!
Add A Wet bar
Does your basement have excess space that you’re unsure how to fill? Adding a wet bar is a great addition to have for hosting friends and everyone will enjoy gathering around to watch football, enjoy game night or a girls night in!
Whether it’s the wet bar that you have decided to add into your space, or the guest bathroom countertops, it’s important to have a surface that is durable and can withstand the activity that will be happening nearby.
Quartz is a well-rounded material that is perfect for all occasions! We recommend installing quartz surfaces into your space, as they are extremely durable and can withstand chipping, scratching, staining, high temperatures and more!
Cambria recently launched 20 new beautiful designs for 2020, each one being exclusive and unique in their own way. Check out all of their stunning designs!
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Haven’t decided on which flooring you will incorporate into the “hang out” room? We strongly suggest installing Luxury Vinyl Tile for your basement floors! Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are created by using 3D printing technology to create a realistic, durable, and high-performance flooring product. It resembles the look of tile, natural stone, or hardwoods with realistic textures and patterns that offer unique design to suit your personal style!
You can view these flooring options in several of CR’s showrooms including Builders Floor Covering & Tile, CR Home, and Florida Bath & Surfaces. We also have more tile and flooring options available to browse at these locations and one of our showroom specialists will be able assist you with any questions you may have in order to find what floors will fit best in your home and lifestyle.
Let There Be Light
One of the most important features in a basement is simple: it’s lighting! Basements typically do not have any natural light coming in, so it is crucial to add a few light fixtures in order spruce up the space.
Although small, light fixtures can really enhance a room and reflect your personal style! There are many different options and styles to choose from such as simple ceiling lights or lamps, or more complex pieces such as modern farmhouse fixtures or LED lights.
When it comes to an entertainment space (like your new and improved basement), it’s always safe to go with something that gives a lot of light. CR offers large chandeliers and “game table” lighting that are perfect for the focal point of the room! If your space already has a ceiling light and fan, another favorite go-to of ours would be to incorporate pendant lighting near the bar area or bathroom.