The 19 Coolest Things To Do With A Basement (PHOTOS)

02/09/2014 11:58 am ET | Updated Jan 09, 2015

It's hard to see past the limitations of a basement. The space is often dark, damp and unfinished. But a few talented designers were able to see the potential. If we ever won the lottery, we might try one of these really awesome ideas.

All photos via Houzz.com.

Create A Giant Playhouse

Have The Bar Of Your Dreams

Photo by John G. Wilbanks Photography, Inc.

Make A Game Area

Create A Den

Two Words: Wine Cellar

Play Ping-Pong In Peace

Have A Nice Quiet Place To Watch TV

Create A Space To Store Your LEGO Collection

Make A "Loft"-Style Living Space

Add Tons Of Storage

Have An Indoor Hockey Match, Whenever You Want

Let The Kids Take Over

Or Let The Adults Take Over With A Brewery

Hold Band Practice

Add A Kitchenette

Make Your Own Art Studio

Create Your Own Sports Memorabilia Museum

Work Out Without Being Bothered

Go For A Swim

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