Open concepts and layouts are often implemented to ‘free’ certain rooms and areas with limited floor spaces. This is a particularly popular choice for basement renovations in Toronto. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) can be crowded, whether on the streets or in individual houses. There may be no space to accommodate a growing family, for example, or integrate new indoor entertainment and recreational areas in the house above ground. This can make the house seem more claustrophobic, instead of relaxing.
Open concept basement renovations expand the design and functionality of the basement unit by giving the homeowner or designer free reign to do as they please with this extra floor of the house. These basement renovations work around the limitations of your existing basement without disrupting the foundations of your home. It maximises the utility of the square footage of a basement, no matter the size. Additionally, it adds a sense of interconnectedness within your basement. Without claustrophobic and restrictive walls, you can create a warm, welcoming and comfortable basement that is enjoyable for family, friends and guests alike.
There are many things you can do with the large, central area of a finished open concept basement. Furniture, lighting and the like can be arranged according to your needs and your vision for the space. For example, indoor home theatres and games rooms are a perfect way to utilise this layout. You can have more space between the screen and the viewers, easing the strain on the eyes and allowing for an even more comfortable viewing experience. An open concept basement can also feature a pool table, a ping pong table and more in the central area, while at the same time, providing easy access to other rooms in the basement that you may choose to differentiate from the main, open room. Other design and furnishing ideas include having an indoor gym and an open family room for everyone to enjoy.
Our team at Finished Basement has seen a rising trend in open concept basement renovations for many reasons, usually meant to address the perceived lack of space underground. Basements are spaces that expand and better manage the household. It can be used as a residential unit, a recreational basement or have mixed functions that suit your individual wants and needs. Having an open concept basement allows you to explore all these options and maximise the use of your basement floor space. It can be furnished, fitted and finished in a way that makes it a fun, inviting and comfortable area for everyone.
Finished Basement can help you achieve this with your upcoming or your current Toronto basement renovation project. Contact us today or visit our showroom for more details.
Make an appointment to visit our showroom to see a large selection of basement ideas live