Considered a space for extra storage in the past, homeowners have now expanded the options and functionality of the basement. Read on for our guide to the top trends in 2019.
Often an under-utilised and unused space, basements have now transformed into amazing areas, with homeowners in their droves choosing to remodel these spaces. People merely thought of their basement as a place for storage; however, homeowners have expanded the design of their basements to include inspirational living areas which enhance their lives.
Open plan living has been a popular trend in home design for a number of years, with open concept designs for basements taking advantage of the large amount of space provided in a basement.
A barrier-free basement would allow you to pass freely from one space to another, and creates a modern, updated style which promotes family and community living.
You could even create a multi-purpose space which opens from one to another, such as a game room to bar area, which then flows into a family sitting area and cinema room; the possibilities are endless.
For small basements, open plan living maximises the limited amount of area, whilst a perception of more space and light allows you to match and mix styles and create your own personalised sanctuary.
Media rooms have been a popular choice for basement design in London for a few years. There are usually two choices: an enclosed projection cinema or a casual, open TV space.
An open space often feels more like a living room and is far more cost-effective. However, a dedicated cinema room is the dream of many homeowners. Positives such as integrated bar areas or kitchenettes to create a useful and fun entertainment area are set to make open plan TV spaces a key trend in 2019.
Creating extra space for visitors is proving a popular design choice for basements, and looks set to continue into 2019.
Featuring full guest suites, basements can provide luxury guest accommodation for when friends and family come to visit, and are able to have a wide range of features fitted including bedrooms, state-of-the-art bathroom and wet room.
For more generous basements, lounge areas could be included beside the bedroom, along with a morning bar, kitchenette and multiple bedrooms. Guest rooms are great ideas for extended stays with family, which provides a comfortable area to stay with plenty of room and privacy.
Home Gym and Spa
This is a popular idea which appeals to more and more homeowners searching for basement design in London. Providing an ideal and large open space, basements are the perfect space for a gym. A home gym can be installed in basements of any size, with a larger space offering more room for machines and facilities.
For extra luxury, add a home spa with a massage area, sauna and steam shower.