Ready to transform your dim, sad basement into a place for you and all your friends or family to enjoy? A finished basement is a great way to have entertaining space without adding on to your home. If you’re in the market for basement finishing, check out these design ideas from Tucker Family Construction, LLC.

1. Construct a media wall.

Dedicate one wall or area of your finished basement to all things entertainment media. Our home improvement team can help you design custom cabinetry and shelving options for your TV, Blu-ray player, and game console, while also hiding unsightly cables and wiring. Be sure to also consider specialty lighting in your media area, so you can dim lights as needed when you’re wanting to turn your basement into your own at-home theatre.

2. Install a wet bar.

Before basement finishing, consider the benefits of having a mini kitchen in your entertaining space. You can keep beverages and snacks stocked for all parties—both planned and impromptu. Plus, you won’t have to run up and down the stairs to make food available, allowing you to worry less about being the host and spending more time with your guests.

3. Create space to play.

Whether your friends are 4 or 40, everyone enjoys a good game! Consider whether you want to set aside space in your finished basement for a billiards table, ping-pong table, dartboard, or even an old-school arcade game!

4. Provide comfortable seating.

Depending on the type of entertaining space you envision, make sure you plan appropriate furniture so your friends can sit and stay awhile. Choose comfy couches or lounge chairs for the media space or high-back bar stools for the wet bar. You may also want to invest in a few folding tables and chairs in case your party grows unexpectedly. For more ideas, check out our basement photo gallery. To discuss basement finishing and design ideas with one of our home-improvement specialists, contact Tucker Family Construction, LLC at (608) 862-3641. We are ready to answer your questions and get you a free quote on basement finishing. Let us help you transform your unused basement into the place to be.