Building a Better Basement Living Room

It’s time to take your current basement to the next level! Do you have a basement living room? Are you ready for an upgrade? Just like the rooms in your home, rooms in your basement can be redesigned and taken to the next level. With new designs and trends, you can transform your existing space into an exciting new basement living room. Learn how to get started on building a better basement living room to enjoy with friends and family below.

Ideas to Upgrade an Old Basement Living Room

There are simple upgrades you can make that can bring new life to your old, already finished basement living room. Small budget friendly changes can make a huge difference. 


Basement lighting can change the whole mood in your room. You can choose to make it bright and fun or put in mood lighting. Changing the light fixtures can also give your room a quick update. Discuss different options such as recessed lights, track lighting, pendant lighting, and decide which is best for your style and space.


Electronics are constantly changing and getting better. If you have a television, surround sound, or any other device, chances are you are up for an upgrade. Adding other electronic touches like a digital picture frame can also make your space feel more modern while keeping the family feel.


Furniture is a statement piece in any room. Your basement living room is usually a place where you spend a lot of time. This means that pieces such as couches and chairs can begin to look worn and old a lot faster than the other furniture in your home. Changing your furniture , whether it be the shape of your couch or adding an accent chair, can give your basement living room the facelift you were looking for. 

Need a little inspiration? Check out these beautiful basement spaces for more basement design ideas.

Designing a Basement Living Room from Scratch

If you are just beginning to plan your basement living room from scratch, there are a few things that you need to consider. A little planning can go a long way.


Basements are known for moisture and water seeping in. In order to avoid any potential issues, it is best to waterproof your basement before you begin your project. Consult a professional to help pinpoint your specific basement waterproofing needs. You can waterproof both from the exterior and interior. Find which basement waterproofing method works best in your home.

Structural: Walls, Flooring, Electricity

Planning structural elements for your basement is different than planning for the upper level of your home. Your walls and flooring have to be specific materials for them to work in your basement.Be sure to do your research or contact a professional to use the proper materials. 

Design: Planning Design Elements 

Design is where the fun comes in. This is where you get to show off your style. Your basement living room should be a place you are comfortable and a space you are excited to show off to family and friends. Many different design elements such as paint colors, lighting fixtures, and furniture can make your basement living room one of a kind. 

Let Basements Plus Design a Basement Family Room for your Home

Contact us today for a free in home 90-minute consultation. Our designers can help turn your old basement living room into an updated space that the whole family can enjoy! Contact Basements Plus for a free estimate today!

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