Design Tips to Improve the Basement


Basements can be a great place to design a room that fits your lifestyle and hobbies that you may not have room for in the rest of the house. It can be hard to decide what to do with so much space. At John Elliott Interiors, we are experts at determining how a space should be organized and decorated once you decide what kind of room you want to have. For inspiration, keep reading and we can help you figure out what kind of space to put in your basement.

Entertainment Space

A popular design choice for basements is an extra entertainment space or guests. This allows the living room on the main level to serve as a more formal gathering space for spending time with friends and family, while the lower level living room can be used for more active gatherings. Choose comfortable furniture and a large television set to create a space ideal for watching sports games with fellow fans. Adding a pool table, foosball table, or a darts board can take the sports theme even further while providing extra entertainment for your guests. One of the most popular highlights in a basement entertainment space is a bar. Design a dry bar or wet bar for easy access to refreshments and snacks while entertaining your friends and family.

Space for Hobbies

Do you have a hobby that you are passionate about? Use the lower level of your home as a dedicated space to pursue your passions. Quilting, crafting, building model cars, carving, painting, music... Whatever your passion, you can build a space that supports your activity and allows you to keep everything out of your daily living space.

Personal Gym

Tired of paying for a gym membership that you never seem to use? Turn your basement into a gym that is customized to your personal work-out style! Go with hardwood or concrete floors to help keep the space cleaner, and install rubber mats where equipment and weights will be used. Place a large mirror on the wall to promote a gym environment, help improve your form, and stay motivated by being able to observe your progress.

Home Office

If you operate a business out of your house or have the opportunity to work from home, it could be a good idea to use the space as a well-designed home office. Use bedrooms as storage space for any inventory you may have, or utilize the rooms as individual offices if you have staff that works with you. Keep the main open area available as your waiting room or meeting room. Display accolades and awards on the walls along with pleasing and professional decor. Depending on your type of business, you may want to have a conference table with comfortable chairs arranged in a spacious location for client meetings. If you are a wedding planner, create an aesthetically pleasing space with a comfortable area for client meetings and big, professional images of other weddings you have planned. The more comfortable a client feels with you and your experience, the more likely they are to want to work with you.

Design at Lake of the Ozarks

Designing a home interior is a a fun project, but it can also be difficult if you're not sure where to start. That's where we come in! John Elliott Interiors is the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we can help create the home of your dreams. Give us a call or visit us in the store to get started on your home design.

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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