Your basement has just been taking up space for years. Sure, you use it for storage, but why not maximize your home’s potential by turning it into a fun and livable space? You’re letting an entire floor of your home go to waste!

But what are you supposed to do with a basement? Should you finish it and rent it out like an apartment? Should you use it as a bedroom?

Why not turn it into a basement entertainment area? It’s easier than you think!

Not sure how to get started? Read on to learn about a few simple basement renovations that you can make to turn your basement into a comfortable and cool place to spend time. 

Tip: Easy Floor Tiles and Wallpaper

Even if your basement is finished, it might not seem like the most aesthetically-pleasing place to spend your time. Lucky for you, it’s easier than ever to DIY the perfect room without having to struggle with complicated tiles, paint, or messy wallpaper paste.

We recommend getting peel-and-stick floor tiles and wallpaper for your basement. They’re affordable, they’re easy to apply, and you can always change them up later if you get bored of your current basement aesthetic. 

If your basement is chilly, we recommend a large rug to add insulation and boost the appearance of the new entertainment room. 

Comfy Cozy Furniture

For the perfect entertainment zone, you want comfortable furniture. Transform your basement by bringing in ample seating. We love using sectionals in basements so you can adjust them based on the shape of the room. 

Bring in some retro style with comfy beanbag chairs for late gaming nights. 

The Perfect Drink and Snack Bar

You can’t have a great entertainment zone without food and drinks. Sure, you could go back and forth between your kitchen and your basement, but one of our favorite basement design ideas is to make an “efficiency” kitchen.

You don’t need a full kitchen downstairs. If you already have a sink in the basement, you’re off to a great start. Bring down a portable kitchen island and top it with an induction cooktop and an air fryer. Finish the “kitchen” with a mini-fridge and a bar cart for all of your favorite drinks. 

You’ll never have to interrupt the party to grab a drink or a snack. 

Tying It All Together

The final part: the entertainment. This will vary depending on your interests.

Do you love playing classic games with friends? You could get a billiards table or a foosball game (here), or even an air hockey table. 

Do you love video games? Finish your space with a projector that you can attach to your gaming computer. Play all of your favorite games with your friends on the biggest screen possible. 

Tie it up with some high-quality speakers and you’ll have a basement entertainment center that you’ll never want to leave.

Time for Some Serious Basement Renovations

A few quick basement renovations will transform your space from drab to fab. Put your basement to good use by making it a place that you’ll love to hang out in with your friends and family. What are you waiting for?

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By Manali