Which Basement Floor Plans Best Suit London Homes?
Designing a luxury basement for a busy London home provides an opportunity to add structural and aesthetic features that maximise the space available and suit the homeowner’s personality. One key design decision during this exciting process is the basement floor plan itself. Depending on what the primary uses for the space will be, basement floor plans can vary dramatically from property to property. So what floor plan would best suit your client’s London home?
Open Basement Floor Plans For Spacious Leisure Zones
An open floor plan can create a feeling of light and space and provide a seamless flow throughout the room. If it is not possible to fit windows to provide natural light, an open basement floor plan can help to ensure light isn’t compromised.
Open floor plan basements are well suited for entertaining and can provide the ideal space to host a range of social and leisure activities, from home cinemas to children’s play areas or elegant swimming pools. This is popular in London.
Separate Basement Rooms For A Secluded Family Area
A closed floor plan can add a new dimension of living space to a property. By creating a series of smaller rooms, it’s possible to create a homely environment with added privacy and extra storage. Floor plans with individual rooms can make a basement a multi-purpose space, with exercise suites, bedrooms, office areas or workshops.
More walls also allow for endless creativity when it comes to creating ambience with hanging artwork and interior design.
Self-Contained Basement Suite Construction
Or why not combine the best of both worlds? A mostly open basement floor plan could form the basis of an elegant self-contained guest suite, with living, leisure, cooking and sleeping areas. While a separate room provides a useful private bathroom space for your London visitors.
Floor Plans For Double London Basements
It is important to remember that a basement floor plan may not just refer to the design for one floor. In cities like London where space is at a premium, building double basements can extend and enhance a house without expanding its footprint.
Rather than focusing solely on gaining square footage, consider the design possibilities of a double height space. For example, a two-level basement plan could include a section of cut out floor on the upper level to create a grand double height space for a dramatic finish as well as a feeling of greater light and openness.
Whether homeowners prefer big, open-plan spaces or distinctly designed separate areas, collaborating with professional basement builders can ensure the finished project brilliantly fits the brief. Knowles basement company has over 20 years of experience in the highly specialised field of basement construction across London. If you require a consultation for an upcoming basement project, get in touch with one of our basement experts today.