5 Inspired Ideas For Designing A Finished Basement

Like dream kitchens, a finished basement is something that often tops a home renovations checklist. If you are lucky enough to have one, here are five inspired ideas to help you make the most of your space!

A Family-Friendly Finished Basement

When crafting a renovations checklist for your family-friendly finished basement, decide what your needs are based on the ages of your children. Perhaps you could use a play space for your little ones to stop the overflow of toys in the main living area, or maybe you want to design a TV room hangout for tweens and teens. Whatever your reason, a basement can be a great solution, with custom cabinets to house puzzles, toys, games and electronics, as well as a big screen TV for those Saturday morning cartoon marathons.

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Imagine happy hour in your very own finished basement equipped with fully stocked bar cabinets. A basement home bar can be a place to display sports memorabilia and cheer on your favorite team with an ice cold beer. It can also be a place to entertain friends, neighbors, and colleagues in style with classic cocktails or simply your go-to spot to unwind after a long work week. In addition to adding an incredible set of bar cabinets to your space, include some comfy seating, and a foosball or pool table, for the ultimate basement home bar set up.

A Basement Home Office

With telecommuting becoming increasingly more common, a quiet place to work from home is a necessity. And what could be more quiet than a finished basement? A basement home office is a smart solution when you lack square footage elsewhere in the home, but it is also kind of the ideal setting when you think about it. When designing a home office on the bottom floor, you can also feel free to personalize your space in any way that helps you feel more productive.

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Gone are the dark and spooky basement laundry rooms of the past. Today, a basement laundry room can be more than just a functional necessity. Designing a beautiful, cheerful space makes washing clothes less of a chore, with custom cabinets to hide all your laundry essentials neatly behind closed doors. Add some 100% waterproof luxury vinyl flooring, pull out hampers, and charming decor to complete the transformation.

A Basement Guest Suite

If your renovations checklist includes a comfortable place to accommodate overnight visitors, why not consider adding a guest suit to your finished basement? Friends and family will feel right at home while staying with you, and they will also have the added luxury of a bit of privacy in the basement. If your basement is small or pulling double-duty, a Murphy bed can be the ultimate solution. Make the space as warm and inviting as possible, with snug bedding, plush area rugs, and a closet for hanging the clothes packed for the trip. If your basement has its own bathroom, stock the vanity with fluffy towels and extra toiletries your guest might need.


At TheRTAStore, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, TV room, or closet, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.