Basement Home Theater Features Red Accents, Television, Fireplace & Additional Game Space
Red accents wow in this basement home theater, from the stunning plush sectional, armchair and ottoman to the details on the built-in shelving. Transitionally styled, the space showcases a fireplace, a wet bar with and additional table and seating. Dropping portions of the ceiling creates a comforting room within a room feel.
The two graphic print armchairs in this comfortable family room are on a swivel base, making it easy for occupants to join in on conversations or the big game on the flatscreen tv. The large green ottoman has a hidden storage unit inside, perfect for blankets or board games.
A boutique-inspired dressing room, complete with a plush chaise lounge, dressing table and chest of drawers is the perfect place start the day. “It’s something more than you would expect in regular homes, something a little more luxurious and special,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
The outbuilding of this historic Los Feliz home is multifunctional. The ground floor of the building plays host to the garage, which contains the family's collection of cars, while the second floor is home to the family's library, which is complete with reading nooks, a bathroom, a conference table and storage areas.
In this living room, a modern sectional sofa is situated in front of a large screen television to provide plenty of seating and an optimal viewing area for screenings of the family's favorite movies. Shelving and cabinets in the far corner provide a place for storage and display, while a fireplace to the left of the television warms the space. A window lets in plenty of natural light, and recessed lighting helps to give additional light to the space. To finish off the space, designers added a neutral, grid-patterned area rug to provide definition to the living space.
A closet in this transitional living room opens up to reveal a full home office in this design by Kristi Nelson. A built-in wooden desk and shelving provides plenty of storage and work space that can easily be hidden by closing the closet doors.
A much-needed home office was created by revamping a dusty garage. Retro furnishings, canned lighting and Rat Pack artwork put the office into the swing of things. Check out Sammy Davis Jr. on the walls.
Wood-Paneled Living Space in Basement Featuring Earth Tones and Global Prints
The wall paneling in this exotic basement space is Hawaiian ohia wood, which gives the space the look of either midcentury modern or Asian design. The earthy tones of the contemporary sectional sofa and leather chair and the global-inspired prints of the ottoman and side table create a chic space for the homeowner who loves to entertain.
To make the space more functional, designers from HGTV Design Star Season 6 created an island with barstools between the two pillars in the basement. Judge Vern Yip was impressed with how they smartly integrated elements that are complete eyesores, but structurally necessary to the space.
Blue, Contemporary Sitting Room Converts for Laundry and Crafts
The walls of this contemporary sitting room have an unusual structure: blue panels interspersed with stainless steel strips. A graphic brown and cream slipper chair adds textural dimension to the space. However, behind a paneled wall, the space converts to a handy laundry unit with washer/dryer and an area for hobbies and crafts. The room is part of HGTV's 2011 Green Home.
Talk about a short commute, and who needs an expensive wardrobe when you can work in your PJs? This unused closet was transformed into an attractive home office with the help of a few shelves and wallpaper.
Cozy Basement Family Room From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed this once cramped and dated basement into a modern, multi-purpose family room. Rustic, functional decor in sleek blue and gray hues perfectly complements the home's original, wood-burning stone fireplace. For easy entertaining, Sarah added extra storage, plenty of seating and mounted a large flat-screen TV above the mantel.