While the word "basement" may make you think of a dark and dreary cellar, there's no reason not to reclaim this space and use the extra square footage to design fabulous living areas. And some people take these renovations to the next level and design awesome basements that are, in some cases, more chic and stylish than our main rooms.
From home bars to comfy theaters to fun game rooms, scroll through these eight examples that we definitely wouldn't mind spending our free time in.1. Brick walls and a paneled ceiling give this basement old-world charm.
Like the idea of a home bar? Scroll through to see homes with speakeasies.
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