Cool idea for a finished basement.

Guest Post By Tim Smith –

Dreaming of finishing your basement, but still on the hunt for inspiration to design your own space? Your basement is one part of your home in which you can truly leave a personal stamp and let your creativity take hold. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite finished basements that will surely give you a vision for your own remodel.

Please note these are not basements that BVM Contracting has worked on. Use these ideas for inspiration for creating your ultimate basement!

Fully Loaded Game Center

Game Room Basement Renovation

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This fun basement is a hub for all things gaming. Featuring chess, backgammon and an indoor golf simulator, this room is great for family game nights or even a guys’ night in. You’ll impress everyone the next time you head out to the driving range!

Elegant Bar and Billiards

Bar and Billiards Room Renovation

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A touch of speakeasy flair coupled with gorgeous brick flooring brings a crazy cool vibe to this space. Have a drink, play a game, or relax with friends in this neat basement. Entertaining is a snap with the built-in bar and charming pool table – but we’ll bet you won’t want to leave this space no matter the occasion!

Cozy Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar Renovation

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Cuddle up next to the fire and enjoy your favorite glass of wine in this contemporary wine cellar-inspired basement. You can store your most-loved beverages in style and still enjoy the polished warmth of this modern room. No more are the stony, dank wine cellars of the past!

Nautical Chic

Nautical Themed Room Renovation

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Dreaming of your beach house during the winter months? Look no further than this warm, nautical basement for your next escape! Gorgeous rustic details and built-in hideaway bunk beds make this the perfect room to cozy up with your crew or hosting overnight guests.

Floor Hockey Heaven

Basement Renovation for Hockey Lovers

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Sporty little ones will swoon over this mini indoor hockey rink. No longer will you have to plead with the kids to keep their playtime outside – now you can encourage them to stage their very own game right in your basement! Rubber flooring keeps everyone safe and they’ll love personalizing the space with posters of their favorite superheroes.

Colourful Cove

Colourful Room Renovation

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Brighten up a traditionally dark space with a bit of natural light and a lively color palette. Teal and sunshine yellow accents breathe life into this cottage-inspired basement; and pops of pattern keep it young and fresh. Everyone is sure to spend their days in this lively room!

Home Theater

Home Theater Renovation

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Our list just wouldn’t be complete without a dazzling home theater! This elegant room ties in classic cinema elements with the modern tech that make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a film on the big screen. Plush chairs, a velvety curtain and a gorgeous chandelier all come together to give this theater major class and a truly timeless feel.

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