4 Basement Interior Design Ideas We Love!


Basements provide a great amount of extra space in your home, but they can also present a unique design challenge. What should be done with all of that extra square footage? John Elliott Interiors is the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we have excellent design ideas to help get you started on a new design for your home's lower level. Read on to find out more and come by our location to find the perfect matching pieces!

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.

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.

Your Basement Design at Lake of the Ozarks

If you aren't sure what to do with the extra space on your lower level, reach out to our experts at John Elliott Interiors. We have the expertise and creativity to design the space of your dreams. Whether you need extra room to pursue your passions, want to start a new business from your home, or simply need additional entertainment space, we have our back! We are the best interior design company at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are here for you.

Let us help you create an interior for your life.

2265 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


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  1. As usual very helpful post. You look at the situation to achieve your goal with full spectrum. I can only thank you for your work.

  2. Thank you for sharing this useful information. Keep sharing this kind of information

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