45 beautiful basement conversion ideas to maximize your space

Pat J. Fraley

Stylish subterranean spaces from bedrooms to bars Basement conversions are a clever way to extend your home without increasing the footprint of your house, but they do throw up a few design challenges when it comes to creating a bright and airy space. From solutions like ground-level windows to […]




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This basement in a 1920s home combines vintage and industrial styles, pairing wood-effect walls and concrete flooring with cozy soft furnishings and reclaimed wall art. To the rear of the room, a double-height ceiling opens up the space, drawing light down into the subterranean room from the ground floor above.




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A basement conversion is the perfect space to house a cozy TV den. This cleverly designed room uses an architectural recess in the ceiling to conceal air ducts, whilst creating a natural spotlight that perfectly frames the mounted artwork.




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With the only natural light coming down through the staircase, this basement design uses plenty of spotlights to provide some gentle task lighting, counteracting the dark hardwood flooring. Bright white walls and cabinetry help to create more light in this underground scheme.




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Low ceilings can be a design challenge for a basement, especially those that involve ductwork and pipes. In this subterranean room, the architects reconfigured the ducts and added perforated metal panels to the ceiling, which are easy to remove when access to wiring is required. The strip lights around the edge illuminate the cozy space while square task spotlights focus on the seating area.




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The area outside this basement offers a great patio space for the summer months, whilst also bathing this underground room in some much-needed natural daylight. Stylish shelving doubles up as a picture rail and sideboard, illuminated by dramatic blue downlighting.




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Other basements try to hide ducts and pipes but in this cool industrial-inspired space they complement the overall aesthetic of the room. Low-hanging Edison bulbs hang over the floating table, while reclaimed stools offer a make-shift breakfast bar with bags of character.




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