Photo By: Heidi Long Longview Studios, Architecture by Ross Anderson with Ross G Anderson Architects and Interior Design by Barb Cooke With Cooke Interiors Studios
Basement Workout Room Separated by Glass Wall
Just across the wall from the living area is the home gym. Separated from the rest of the space by a glass wall, the gym contains a television, built-in shelving for storage, work out machines and a sparring pad. The two-way fireplace pushes heat into this space, allowing the homeowner to get the most out of his workout. The glass wall that separates the spaces allows the gym to be visually connected to the rest of the basement, while remaining physically separated.
This cool workout space is separated from the living space by a glass partition and contains lots of luxury features, such as a rock climbing wall, an elliptical machine and weight machines. Large bay windows allow light in to the space, keeping it bright and open.
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.
Open Basement Allows for Several Activity Options While Still Remaining Connected
At the opposite end of this family's basement, a recreation area contains a pool table, above which is an elegant, modern chandelier. This gives the family three different options for activities while still remaining connected to each other in their basement space: working out, relaxing and watching tv or playing pool.
In the billiard area, designers created a masculine design by using a dark-neutral color palette to anchor the space. They brought in a modern pool table with traditional green felt, and they created built-in storage for the homeowners pool cues. They also added custom, built-in bookshelves to showcase the homeowner's book collection.
Modern Design and Comfortable Flow in Masculine Basement Space
These homeowner wanted to transform his wasted basement space into a useful, sophisticated space for relaxing and hanging out, so designers created a modern, masculine space for the homeowner to entertain his friends. In one area, a pool table is displayed prominently, while in other parts of the space, a home gym, bar area and living area take the focus. Throughout this basement, though, the design is consistent, and the flow is elegant.
Modern Basement Bathroom With Red Brick Accent Wall
This modern basement bathroom features a red brick accent wall, lending a rustic look to the space. Simple white tiles cover the glass enclosed shower, while a rectangular sink basin gives the vanity a modern touch.
Sconces Add Additional Light to Create Bright, Open Basement
Homeowners wanted a light, open space in their family's basement, so designers opted for a neutral color palette to make the space feel bright. On the opposite wall from the couches, designers created an inset for the large, flat-screen TV to create depth in the space, while on either side of the television, flat, modern sconces add additional light. Dark wood shelving in the corner optimizes storage space, while dark wood panels behind the sconces project light and a dark wood bench provides additional seating.
The bar in this modern basement gives the homeowners a place to enjoy their meals together. Positioned directly behind the living area, the bar has a full view of the living area and television, so family and guest can enjoy dinner and a movie, while also enjoying the warmth from the fireplace.
Gorgeous Open-Plan Family Room From Sarah Sees Potential
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 highlighted the home's original gray stone fireplace with rustic-modern furnishings in chic blues, grays and rich cherry browns. Plenty of seating and storage allow this room to be used for movie nights, casual dinners or sleepovers for the clients' two young boys.
Modern Basement Rec Room From Sarah Sees Potential
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.
Rustic-Chic Basement Family Room From Sarah Sees Potential
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 added new wood paneling below the chair rail, chic rustic-modern furnishings and heated Brazilian slate floors for a durable, multi-purpose space that will accommodate a growing family of four.
The bathroom in the basement bedroom has been transformed into a modern, functional space. Dark wood stains make the space feel warm, strong and masculine, which complements the green patterned tile in the shower, making the space feel sophisticated.
Rustic Lake House Basement Converted Into Cozy Den
To make the most of the home's floor plan (and create even more space for entertaining), the designers converted the basement into a den. A built-in entertainment unit houses the TV, with shelves on either side for DVDs, while a sectional and ottoman encourage everyone to cuddle up for a movie night.