Finishing Ideas for Your Basement

During the design process of your basement finishing project is where you discuss your wants, needs and options with your contractor.

Minnesota Basement Remodeling

Basement Makeover Plan & Prep

Before remodeling your Minnesota basement, there are key steps to ensure that your basement living space is the best. At this point, discuss your wants, needs, and options with your residential remodeling contractor during the design process. 

Work with your contractor to ensure your basement is dry and free of cracks that allow water to ruin your future living space. Decide on a budget; once you and your contractor have finalized your plans, the fun begins on your basement remodeling project

Minnesota Basement Remodeling Contractor

If your Minnesota contractor is like Country Creek Builders, they have finished hundreds of basements, and their design service can help you with your overall plans and layout options. 

Creative Finishing Ideas For Minnesota Basement Remodels

It’s All About Me 

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Minnesota Man Cave. A man cave is the first thought that comes to mind when discussing finishing a basement. The idea behind a man cave is to escape everyday demands and relax. When finishing your basement as a man cave, include items that make the space about you. That could mean a large flat-screen TV for watching sports, a home bar, or a pool table and dart board for gamers.

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However, a man cave could also be for ‘her’, so another option could include a craft room with ample workspace and storage. 

Here is a list of the 20 Man Cave Finished Basement Designs You’ll Totally Envy for more inspiration.

Here is a list for the ladies of 25 She Cave Designs and Trends.

Netflix Binging In Style

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Home Theater. Basements are perfect for home theaters as they are away from noise and disruptions. Be sure to think about comfortable seating, appropriate lighting, and sound. Cabinetry is also a good idea for storage. You can also include fun items like a popcorn machine, a beverage frig, or a mini-bar.

The Unbasement Remodel

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Bedroom or Apartment. Some homeowners even purchase a home due to the outside access to the basement, allowing for potential income when the basement is finished as a full apartment or in-law suite. 

Details for a kitchen and bath need to be incorporated into the initial design and considered in the budget, as these can be the bulk of the finishing cost. However, adding a bedroom is a great idea for guests, a multigenerational home, or an older child who just needs space.

The Reinvented Remote Office

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Home Office. As work-from-home options are gaining popularity, great basement space is used for a home office. What you need but need access to on the main or upper floors, you can easily create on a lower level. Don’t worry if you don’t have any natural light in the basement. Artificial light is a perfect substitute.

The Posh Playroom

Toy Storage Cubbies + Baskets
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Children’s Play Area. Placing the mess and bulk of children’s toys is probably the best use for a basement. Creating a stimulating and fun atmosphere will keep children occupied and the mess away from the main living area and create a delightful place to learn and explore during the coldest of Minnesota days. An abundance of storage is the main consideration.

The All-In-One

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Bar/Entertainment Area.Total entertainment is the most popular request we get at Country Creek Builders when it comes to finishing a basement. Most clients simply want an escape room away from the main living. It’s additional space that is perfect for party overflow—or used as the main focal point of a party. The most common elements requested in a basement finishing project are bars, fireplaces, storage, and entertainment value such as large screen TVs, game tables, and reading nooks.

No matter what your ideas are for your basement finishing project, Country Creek Builders can help. We love partnering with clients to dream up creative uses for their basement spaces. Visit our website for more ideas on our finished basements, and then call us at 952-484-9812 to set up a time for us to discuss your ideas.

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