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02/09/2014 11:58 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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

For more great basement ideas, check out these great stories from our friends at Houzz:

Contractor Tips: Finish Your Basement the Right Way

How to Get Your Basement Lighting Right

Love these photos? Then you'll love Houzz, the ultimate site for finding interior design ideas -- along with the remodeling professionals, local residential architects and home builders in your area who can carry out your dream home visions.

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