The word basement once brought to mind creaky staircases, cobwebs, and dimly lit storage space. In 2022, basements are finally reaching their full potential. These functional, inviting spaces can add warmth and space to any home. Instead of relegating your basement to storage or as an extension of your garage, explore these ideas for finishing out a basement in your new custom home:

Basement Entertainment Space

Dreaming of the perfect spot for your family’s pool table? The basement could make for the ideal game room. Dedicate the space to entertainment and watch how the fun unfolds. Plush, oversized couches can warm up any space, while vintage video games, ping pong, and air hockey tables will keep friends coming back time and time again. Basements also make for excellent screening rooms, so invest in an oversized television and you’ll be ready to host movie nights in no time.

Working from the Basement

The way we work has shifted dramatically over the last few years. With more Americans working from home than ever before, it’s time to rethink the way we use our space. A basement can provide the ideal blank canvas for your home office. Tucked away, quiet, and peaceful, basements offer the solitude you need to be productive without constant interruptions. To make the space welcoming, pair soft carpeting with fresh greenery and your favorite art. Your basement will become a haven for productivity.

Basement Guest Suite

Love to host friends and family in from out of town? Turn your basement into the ultimate guest suite. Unlike a traditional guest bedroom, a basement guest suite offers true privacy – a home away from home for your visitors. Lighting is key. Invest in quality light fixtures, bedside lamps, and warm overhead lighting to make the space feel inviting. A bathroom and kitchenette are also nice to have. By offering such amenities to your guests, you’ll be on your way to creating a true sense of luxury. 

Whatever you envision for your custom built home, we can help bring it to life. Absolute Construction is a multi-year Parade of Homes Gold Medal winner in Chatham county North Carolina, who builds award winning custom houses in Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina.