8 Creative Basement Remodelling Ideas For Function & Style

When it comes to basement renovations, the sky’s the limit! At All Canadian Renovations, we’ve been renovating basements for years, and in that time, we’ve seen a number of creative basement remodelling ideas. Here are a few creative ideas for your next basement remodelling project: 

Game Room

You can turn an unfinished basement into a game room; the best thing about game rooms is that they’re completely customizable! You could take an analog approach, and make room for a pool table, a dartboard, a foosball table, or any other games you can think of. Want something a little more modern? Scrap the pool table and get arcade cabinets instead. Decorate appropriately and you’re ready to play! 

Private In-Law Suite

An in-law suite isn’t just for in-laws; it’s for any guests who might want a large private space of their own! These suites can be equipped with full bathrooms, kitchenettes, living and sleeping areas, and more. This is a fairly extensive basement remodel, but it’s well worth it if you have guests over frequently or if you’re considering making extra income through services like Airbnb. But be forewarned – the building codes in Manitoba are quite different than other provinces (think Ontario and BC) – and the requirements for a legal income/secondary suite in your home are quite extreme. The costs to create a legal secondary suite are expensive – but may be well worth it in the long run!

Arts & Crafts Room

An arts and crafts room is a great use of your basement space if you have kids or if you’re an artist in your own right. Your basement may have space for easels, supplies, specialized tools, large tables, and other amenities that make arts and crafts projects a breeze to do.

Home Theatre

A home theatre is one of the most classic finished basement ideas. Get light dimmers, large chairs or sofas, a beautiful sound system, and a big-screen TV; you can even add platforms to your basement floor so that everyone can see the screen without any issues. Perfect for hosting sports nights, movie nights, and more! 


A kitchenette is a small kitchen that might feature a sink,  refrigerator, and microwave. Many homeowners opt to include kitchenettes in their basement remodels, especially if they’re making living suites or areas for hosting events. 

Wet Bar

Wet bars are one type of kitchenette; they feature small fridges and counter space. With a convection oven or microwave, it’s also possible to serve light snacks; add in a sink, and you have a full kitchenette and bar combo. These can be small enough to be paired with game rooms, home theatres, and other basement remodels! 

Home Gym

An unfinished basement is the perfect place for a home gym. You can buy equipment like a treadmill, an elliptical, and free weights. From there, it’s a simple matter of putting specialized mats on your concrete floors. Consider adding mirrors to the gym so you can watch your form while you work out! 

Versatile Storage

Not all basement remodel ideas need to be complicated; you can simply use your basement space for extra storage! There are a few ways you can go about it; built-in storage can be customized to your needs!

Shelving Units

You can install shelving units in any basement room to increase storage space. These can be simple, universal shelves, or something more specialized, like wine racks. Think about what you want to store or display, and how you want to display it! 

Storage Bins

One of the simplest ways of adding more storage to a basement room is to purchase weathertight storage bins. There’s almost no remodelling needed for this option, but storage bins can be used to add storage to almost any remodel! 

Efficient Laundry Room

Many homeowners have a laundry room in their basement; with a bit of remodelling, you can make your laundry room much more efficient! Replacing your old washer and dryer, ensuring that the plumbing has been upgraded to current building codes, as well as ensuring that there is proper drainage for the washer, and proper venting for the dryer. Adding insulation and building walls can limit the amount of noise that reaches the rest of your basement. Installing new flooring, and adding cabinets for storage can all make your laundry room better. 

Achieve Your Dream Basement With Creative Remodelling

The professionals at All Canadian Renovations are here to help bring your dream basement to life. Whether your creative idea is to create a game room, your own home theatre, a living suite, or something completely different, we can help!