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It can be tough to decide what to do with that hole in the ground.

Homeowners spend tens of thousands every year on remodeling. And the last thing you want to do is turn your basement into a money pit. Finding the right basement project can be tough.

Let’s take a look at 5 breathtaking basement remodel ideas that even the pickiest person can love.

  1. The Downstairs Bar

If you’re a socialite with some basement space and friends to fill it, then the downstairs bar is a great way to transform your home.

Kit it out with a full bar, maybe a pool table, and some comfortable seating. Unlike a regular bar, you can stock this one yourself and make it self-service, giving you and your friends complete control.

Being in the basement, you might not have to worry about your neighbors during a rowdy night, too.

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The Game Room

If you like the social idea but aren’t so big on drinking, then consider turning the basement into a games room.

Keep the pool table but ditch the bar, kitting the rest out with arcade machines and places to play cards or board games. This creates a fantastic venue for bringing friends around for some relaxed — but competitive — fun.

The Gym

Convenience is one of the bigger barriers to a healthier lifestyle.

So dispense with that excuse by bringing the gym to your basement.

It won’t be the most aesthetic use of your basement, but some people care more about utility than beauty. If you’re one of those people, the basement gym can give you a way to use that space in a way that will directly benefit your life.

And the basement gym can be a social space, too. Exercising with others can help you all do better, so invite some friends around to use the space.

The Home Cinema

Having a full home cinema setup is the dream of many a homeowner. If you have a basement in need of remodeling, now could be the opportune time.

You can swap out the screaming children and noisy chewers for some comfortable seating and your own family. Deck out the place with a massive TV or projector, and go all out on your sound system.

The Office

Hobbies and fun times aren’t the only use for your basement, of course. If you need to do some serious business outside the office, then turning your basement into a home office could be the way forward.

Being your basement, you can deck it out to a higher comfort level than the usually Spartan level of comfort in a professional office.

Basement Remodel Ideas That Pack a Punch

These 5 basement remodel ideas go to show the raw potential of your basement space. Even if none of them speak to you, we hope they’ve opened you up to how much you can do with your basement project.

But you don’t have to stop there. Here are some of the biggest basement trends of 2019.