Many prospective custom homeowners initially consider leaving the basement unfinished and think about finishing it later on, but it’s a shame to finally have the beautiful custom home of your dreams and know that it’s not complete. A custom, finished basement will allow you to get the most out of your home, and even if you don’t need to use it as an additional living space, the possibilities are endless. Your finished basement is where you can really let your imagination loose and add those extra details to your custom home that will wow your guests and make your home uniquely yours.
Everyone has a slightly different name for it, but whether you call it a man cave or sports bar, designing your custom basement gives you the perfect opportunity to create a space that every sports fan dreams about. You can create a fully themed space that pays homage to your favourite teams or opt for a more generic look, but it’s ultimately up to you how extravagant you make the space. Consider building a custom basement bar complete with taps, stools, and flat screens, or if it’s all about the viewing experience, create your own home theatre that can double as a family space on movie nights. Regardless of how you choose to design it, the basement is the perfect place for watching sports because you can cheer as loud as you want without disrupting the rest of your family. Did we mention soundproofing is also a popular custom basement sports den feature?
Having a consistent workout routine requires a lot of discipline, and many of us just don’t have the time to leave the house to fit in a workout. So why not create your own custom gym in the basement? Starting your custom home basement design from scratch means you have ample square footage to work with, and it allows you to include whatever workout equipment you’d like in your custom basement gym. You can add full-length wall mirrors to keep an eye on your form, a yoga studio, and even a high-end sound system to keep you motivated and energized. The beauty of creating your own custom basement gym is that unlike public and private gyms, it allows you to create a workout space that is unique to your needs and exercises. You can also include a bathroom in your home gym, so you don’t have to walk through the house covered in sweat. The bathroom can be designed to meet all of your recovery needs by including features like heated floors, a jacuzzi tub, and even a sauna because, let’s be honest, that’s the best way to end any workout. Saunas also have several health benefits beyond workout recovery, so you can improve your physical and mental health even if you aren’t up for a workout.
We always encourage our guests to make themselves at home, but anyone who’s been a house guest knows it’s hard to feel at ease when you’re in someone else’s living space. Creating a luxurious guest suite in your custom basement will show your guests that you truly want them to feel at home; that is if their home is as luxurious as your guest suite. Start with a comfortable and relaxing bedroom and let your imagination run wild. A full bathroom will ensure that your guests can freshen up and spread out their toiletries without feeling like they’re imposing or taking up too much of your counter space. It’s also a good idea to include a small kitchenette and relaxation space if you have the room so that your guests can feel comfortable to make a late-night snack or fix themselves breakfast if they get up before you. Plus, having additional kitchen space is a lifesaver whenever you have to cook large meals during the holidays.
Family Fun Room
When you design a custom home, you start with a blank slate which can make it seem like there will be a ton of space for your family to interact and spend time together, but that space fills up quickly. Designing a custom basement gives you the opportunity to create a space that is specifically for spending time together as a family, and you can include features that suit your family’s unique interests and needs. A home theatre is a great starting point, and it allows you to enjoy all the fun of a night out at the movies without the inflated snack prices. Plus, you’ll have the luxury of being able to pause the movie if anyone has to get up to grab a drink or use the facilities. Many homeowners also choose to create a custom basement rec room where their kids can play, and they don’t have to worry about toys being strewn about whenever they have company. Ultimately, designing a custom basement gives you the opportunity to create a space that serves a variety of functions to meet everyone in your family’s individual needs. You can include everything from a small library to an arts and crafts studio, the only limit to the possibilities is your family’s imagination and interests.
If you’re considering building a custom home in the Ottawa area,
Omega Homes is the builder you want to partner with!
We don’t just build you a house, we build you a home. We assemble the top architects, designers, and trades personnel to work in conjunction with our experienced and licensed staff in order to make your dream home a reality. As a Tarion Custom Home Design-Builder, we feel it is our responsibility to be adaptable to each client’s individual needs. There’s no job we can’t handle, and we will do whatever it takes to meet your requests with high-quality results. Our architects and designers are always looking for new and exciting challenges, so the only limit is your imagination.