3 Ways To Distinguish Your Basement Design From Others
With more and more people are unearthing the potential under their London property and digging deep, how can you guarantee your unique basement design will stand out? These 3 simple tips are guaranteed to leave others in awe of your original, stunning yet practical basement design!
Maximise Natural Light In Your Basement
Not surprisingly, a lot of basements suffer from a severe lack of natural lighting, which is why it’s imperative to consider beforehand, ways in which daylight can reach the depths required to make the basement feel bright and airy.
Glass partition walls and doors, top lights above doors, light wells, skylights and flat roof lights are all very effective ways to bring in a considerable amount of natural light. You might even consider using a combination of these.
It’s also possible to give the illusion of a bigger space by choosing light coloured, neutral paint and placing recessed spotlights around the perimeter of open plan rooms. Your stairwell is another great place for light to enter – for maximum effect, opt for glass railings and open tread steps.
Think About Your Basement Features
One of the most common uses for a basement is a subterranean swimming pool. What better way to get fit and unwind than in the comfort of your own underground spa? Save on much coveted space by making it a moving floor swimming pool so you’ve got the best of both worlds.
For children, exciting features like a bowling alley, climbing wall, slide in the stairs or a play house will make sure that your little ones are anything but bored.
If you prefer something more in touch with nature, a sunken courtyard garden with glass doors and cosy outdoor seating combines to give you a truly special private outdoor retreat.
A retrofit basement is already a practical way to maximise on space, but there are a few more things which can be done to utilise the area much more efficiently.
Extra rooms like a wine cellar, laundry room or storage cupboard can be built around electrical or waterproofing fittings, custom cupboards or drawers can be fitted under stairs, and false wall panels can even hide bookcases or even secret rooms.
Knowles operates a dependable, financially strong and leading London basement construction business which has been awarded ASUCplus membership. To find out more about basement construction and design services available, contact us.