Extend Your Homes Living Space with a Basement Floor Plan

By Christine Cooney, Direct from the Designers™ Staff Writer

One of the main functions of a basement foundation is to support the entire weight of your home, but there are plenty of additional benefits to selecting a basement floor plan over a slab, crawl space or post and pier foundation. Being roughly the same size as the main floor plan, a full basement can greatly increase your living space as it adds value and efficiency to your home. Popular basement design ideas include a recreation room, media room, home office, extra bedroom, second kitchen with wet bar, and the increasingly popular ‘Man Cave.’

A finished basement is also a great way to give your children a fun and flexible place to hang out with their friends, watch movies and store all their toys, games and electronics. Don’t forget to include a powder room into your basement design. You'll appreciate the convenience when you have guests or a sleepover. A small kitchen or wet bar comes in handy for quick snacks and beverages.

To meet the growing demand from consumers to maximize all available living space, our designers and architects are including finished basement floor plans into their home designs. Here are some popular basement design options that we hope may inspire you to take advantage of this large, flexible living space:

Finished Basement Floor Plan

Basement floor plan for the Olmstead house plan

The Olmstead House Plan offers three levels of living space including a finished basement floor plan, featuring an open recreation room and game area with a wet bar and powder room. For the sports lover there's even an indoor basketball court.

elegant basement floor plan

optional basement floor plan

This elegantly designed basement floor plan makes the perfect adult gathering space with an oversized wet bar, game room with pool table and plush seating. There's a comfortable media room that's perfect for movie or game night. View additional images and the floor plan for this traditional home, by clicking here.

Mediterranean masterpiece with media room

basement floor plan from Direct from the Designers™

A highlight to this luxurious Mediterranean house plan is the basement floor plan, which features an exercise room with spa and sauna and large recreation room with corner fireplace that opens to the covered terrace. There's a large billiards room with circular bar for the adults and then tucked on the opposite side of the home is a game room that's perfect for the kids. Overnight guests can enjoy complete privacy in the guest suite. Take a tour of this gorgeous home by clicking here.
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