Basement rec room. This open floor plan has a cohesive look and an easy flow from zone to zone, with no obstacles or barriers. The main living space is combined with the bar and creates a functional space for entertaining.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a cinder block wall was removed to create this open and bright basement entertainment area. Sarah installed new wood paneling below the chair rail, neutral modern furnishings and heated Brazilian slate floors for a durable space that will accommodate a growing family of four.
This simple basement design is perfect for a home gym. The concrete walls are softened by an accent wall of orange and white painted diagonal stripes. Rubber floor matts soften the floor for working out, and letters painted on the wall allow for an easy way to keep track of workout sessions.
Cool and contemporary is most effectively expressed in the basement bathroom at HGTV Smart Home 2014, where white quartz countertops are paired with vibrant orange accents. Wild guitar art echos the fun-filled vibe found in the adjacent basement rec room.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah installed beverage stations for all ages in this basement rec room. A chic, antique wine cabinet provides easy storage for the family's wine collection while a kitchenette on the other side of the room holds ready-to-grab drinks and snacks for the family's two young boys.
After: The former rec room is barely recognizable in its new incarnation thanks to HGTV's Income Property. For the entire basement makeover, the homeowner opted for a $50,000 renovation plan that could potentially net an additional $1,300 per month in rent income.