Basements. The space in every home that the homeowner either dreads showing you or can’t wait to show off! There’s a long sliding scale of homeowner’s pride in their basements. Many serve as the perfect space for entertaining, while others are unfinished and drab. If your basement fits into the latter description, consider these small basement ideas. Create a space designed for family fun or the ultimate bachelor pad. No matter what you need, make your basement work for you! 

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Create the Perfect Space With These Small Basement Ideas 

The Basics of A Finished Basement 

There are some important things to know about a basement remodel if you’re starting from scratch. The traditional unfinished basement is comprised of cement walls and floors, exposed light bulbs, water heaters, and other less-than-appealing sights. However, with space-creating design, decor, and amenities, you can turn your small basement into the perfect space for family fun or the ultimate bachelor pad! Before you get to curating dreamy design ideas, let’s talk basics. 

Flooring: Though it may be a popular choice throughout the rest of your home, we suggest you avoid wall-to-wall carpet and hardwood floors in the basement! Instead, HomeAdvisor suggests opting for alternative flooring options like porcelain tile, polished concrete or luxury vinyl plank. 

Walls: Basement walls often feature unfinished concrete. Create a warm, inviting space by installing drywall. Drywall can be painted or wallpapered to reflect your creative vision. Be sure to prep, insulate, and frame beforehand! Check out this step-by-step guide to get an idea of how to tackle this project as a DIY, or hire a professional! 

Select Exciting Add Ons

Once you have your basement floors and walls ready to go, all that’s left is matching the space to your vision! For some, the finished basement serves as a bonus family room or living space. For others, a finished basement is an exciting opportunity to have a game room, home theatre, and more! Here are a couple of the most popular uses for a finished basement:

Play Area for the Kids: There are many opportunities for family fun in Winter Park. From tubing to the Winter Park Spring Splash, there’s no shortage of ways to get outside. When the weather won’t cooperate, enjoy unlimited family-friendly entertainment right from your basement! Move the kid’s toys downstairs, or even invest in a small ball pit or an indoor jungle gym for kids.  

Home Theater: A finished basement is a perfect excuse to purchase a new television! Invest in a surround sound system and some comfortable seating, and you’re ready to go. We suggest a vintage popcorn machine to complete the look. 

Entertaining Space: Socialites will love transforming their basement into a space for entertaining! A pool table and a wet bar are a couple of safe bets to get you started. 

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These small basement ideas can be applied to almost any home in Winter Park! You pay for your home’s square footage, so why not make the most of it? Let these ideas inspire your small basement remodeling! See what our current listings have to offer when you browse our inventory

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