As we head into fall and winter, we turn to indoor spaces for family entertainment. The square footage beneath you should be utilized, and we’re not talking about the corner of your basement that holds seasonal storage bins. Basements are often a forgotten opportunity, even though they have tremendous potential. Here are our top basement features to make your lower-level the perfect space for your family to stay entertained.

Home Theater: Home entertainment has increased in popularity, and this trend will continue. Keep your family entertained with a specialized space to enjoy movie nights. Cushy recliners, surround sound systems, and a big-screen bring the experience of a traditional theater into your home. Movie night will never be the same again!

Home Gym: Workout anytime, with personal equipment, in your home with a basement gym! Personalize your gym to suit your workout schedule – weights, machines, mirrors, yoga gear, whatever you need to stay active. Save the time it takes to drive to a gym and ensure your gym is always open – with a home gym.

Secondary Living Space: Give purpose to your lower level by adding a space for the whole family to spend time together. Gather around cozy fireplace seating this winter, or finally create a designated space for game night! The extra living space will allow room for your family to be together, but also have space for themselves.

Playroom: Specialized spaces for your children are always a fun addition to your basement. Give your kids a space to play designed specifically with their interests in mind while adding unique character to your basement. A playroom could come from an unfinished bonus room, or be designed as a custom playhouse – think creatively.

Kitchen or Wet Bar: One of the most functional basement features is a kitchen or wet bar. It provides instant convenience and organization to your basement. No need to run dishes and snacks up and down the stairs. For movie and game night lovers, a custom snack bar is a must-have; keep the snacks and treats at arms reach while you enjoy time together!

Wine Cellar: Create a fine-dining experience for your at-home dining with the luxury to match. Show off your wine collection with a custom wine cellar and a place to enjoy it. Wine and charcuterie nights won’t require restaurant reservations with a space like this.

Although your outdoor spaces may be where you are spending most of your time right now, the midwest winter is right around the corner. If you’re ready to utilize one of the top basement features, get your dream project on our calendar now so you can enjoy a cozy basement this winter!