Entertaining Basement Renovation
Many of our clients have a common need — more space in their homes for working from home and entertaining with children. This entertaining basement renovation includes the ultimate entertainment area for movie night, an office, and a home gym.
Our in-house interior design team completed the plans for the space. They nodded heavily to movie theaters while continuing the transitional style of the rest of the home. We also collaborated with architect Lee Rhyfun of ALR Architects.
Entertaining Basement Renovation: Movie Time!
Our clients wanted to fully embrace the idea of family movie night with a home theater. We responded with a tiered floor plan to accommodate cushy reclining theater chairs. Giant bean bags can be moved around as another comfortable seating option.
Pillows on the theater seats match the beanbags. And the throws play off the geometric pattern in the carpeting. Touches like this created a cohesive look in the home theater.
The soffits, lighting and millwork also take their cues from movie theater design, along with the carpeting. We painted the recessed tray where the projector is mounted a dark color to allow it to recede.
The room also includes built in speakers. This also helps achieve the ultimate home theater experience.
One of our favorite details is the leather tufted upholstery door. The diamond porthole allows a peek into and out of the theater.
This area has everything they need for a full theater snack bar experience as well. A beverage fridge, popcorn popper, microwave and storage give them the tools to fix anything they need down here.
In addition, the chevron backsplash and marble-look quartz countertop add Hollywood glitz to the space.
Our client’s movie poster collection was a fantastic addition to the space. They picked their favorite classics to showcase in the new space.
The millwork in the space continued the transitional style of the rest of the home. It combines classic crown with more flat baseboards and trimwork.
Entertaining Basement Renovation Home Gym
In addition to a home theater, our clients also wanted a full home gym workout space.
Glass doors provide separation while allowing light to come through. A mirrored wall also helps to bounce light around. Moves like this are important in an underground space that doesn’t get much natural light.
A cabinet provides storage for exercise equipment, while a framed floor plan of Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium adds a personal touch. The yoga balls are also in Bluedevils’ blue!
This photo shows how we concealed the ductwork within intentionally designed soffits around the room. These create an attractive tray ceiling. It also shows the view out into the basement hallway.
Flooring in a home gym is important. This rubber gym flooring is forgiving and easy on the joints while working out.
The home office was not quite ready for its closeup. But it is a separate, closed-off space for working from home. Adding a home office to a basement is a great idea when you need quiet and privacy.
We’d love to help you come up with a functional and beautiful design strategy for your home office.
We hope this story sparked ideas for your own basement renovation, home theater, or home gym. No matter what your renovation needs, we’d love to speak with you. Please give us a call or get in touch with us online here.