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It’s a new year and time to rediscover unused space in your home. The basement can often be a great way to add that room you’ve been dreaming of because the possibilities are endless. From a man cave to a kid’s playroom, make 2019 the year to transform your basement.
However, like many other rooms in the home, there are trends that go in and out. Here are the top basement trends for 2019.
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What’s Hot In 2019
Trends in basements follow similar patterns in the rest of the house. Some popular décor items this year are metallics and rich jewel tones will be taking center stage. However, most basement trends relate to the utilization of the space. Here’s what’s hot in basements for 2019:
- Open Floor Plan
- Basement Guest Room
- Basement Home Theater
- Vinyl Flooring
- Upgraded Basement Storage
1) Open Floor Plan
While you may have heard of open floor plans for the kitchen, they are also growing in popularity in the basement. In fact, it’s been the must-have for basements in the last few years. An entertainment area coupled with a playroom can make it easy for mom and dad to keep an eye on the kids while indulging in their favorite show.
However, an open floor plan isn’t right for everyone. Read Open Floor Plan Pros & Cons to see if it’s right for you.
2) Basement Guest Room
A great way to utilize the space in the basement is with a guest room. These are growing even more popular as people start to rent out various areas of their home. It gives the guest the opportunity to have a space to rest and feel like they have plenty of privacy. A basement bathroom is a great way to include all of the amenities they’ll need.
If you don’t already have the space designed, you’ll likely need to begin a basement remodel. The average cost to remodel a basement is $17,459, with most homeowners spending between $12,064 and $19,922. You might see yourself at the higher end of these costs if significant work is needed, like a 2018 basement bathroom installation.
3) Basement Home Theater
Including a home theater in your basement is the ultimate way to entertain and relax. A large screen with comfortable couches and a great sound system is a good way to get this started. Don’t forget accessories like blackout curtains and a small basement bar. Home theaters are completely customizable and a great way to watch your favorite movies and shows. Home theater accessory costs can vary greatly depending on how you choose to customize space, with homeowners spending as little as $10 and a maximum of $3,000 on home theater accessories.
4) Vinyl Flooring
One popular flooring style to have in your home this year is rapid-lock flooring. Basements are the perfect spot for a new flooring installation like this because they are moisture-proof and you’ll get the look of wood flooring. So, if you have a leak in the basement you can worry less.
5) Upgraded Basement Storage
Has your basement become more of a mess in the last year? Make a resolution to get organized, starting with a new basement storage system. Whether you have a finished basement or you specifically use your basement for storage, there are a few simple ways you can upgrade your basement storage this year:
- Add new shelves to place smaller boxes on.
- Label each box and area of what items go where.
- Choose water-proof containers for basement storage.
- Donate items you don’t use anymore.
If you’re having a hard time getting organized, consider hiring a professional. The average cost to hire an organizer is $30, with homeowners spending around $335 and $425 for their services.
What’s Out In 2019
What was once popular in basements is now on the way out to make room for the newer trends. A basement bar is now being combined with home theaters and entertainment areas to become a part of the larger floor plan.
Luxury flooring that can’t necessarily handle moisture-changes or are not durable are disappearing from basements as well. However, cork flooring is still making appearances in basements as it’s affordable and durable.
Basement trends for 2019 will find more usable space for you and your family to enjoy this year. When it comes time to remodel, try a to incorporate a few of these trends.
Looking for some inspiration? Read 7 Basement Remodels You Wish You Had.