Trending Now: Escape the Summer Heat in These 10 Cool Basements
A basement can make a great escape when the summer heat beats down, provided you have invested in some air conditioning from ice blast. Let’s face it, no one likes being stuck on a sweaty sofa in a horrifically hot room. The basement may hold the answer to this issue! If you have a basement but feel that it might be needing to be upgraded for whatever reason, then it might be a good idea to check out this cellar renovation to remove smell (or something similar), as you want your basement to be a place where you can relax. Thanks to its location on the lowest level of the home, this room often stays fresh as temperatures rise in the stories above. What better time to look to the top new basement photos for ideas? Here are the 10 most popular basements added to Houzz from April through June this year, as measured by the number of people who’ve saved them to their ideabooks. Take a look, then tell us in the Comments: Which one would you like to cool off in?
Photo by Jim Bartsch
10. Hollywood cool. In this Los Angeles basement, movie posters nod to its location near the famous Hollywood sign. The concrete wall and exposed staircase outside the window lend an industrial feel to the space, while beverage holders built into the club chairs (see the left side of the photo) exude luxurious convenience.
9. Rockin’ shelves. The custom shelving that lines the wall over the basement’s concrete footings in this San Francisco home warms up the cool hue of this basement and adds a place for books — and plants, since this space gets some natural light. Note the guitar amp in the corner; this space makes a good spot for summer jam sessions.
8. Pool party. This Boston basement evokes a hip lounge space, with its windowpane wallpaper, leather sectional, stylish double coffee tables and cozy club chairs. The pool table completes the lounge feel.
6. Basement bar. This basement bar in Toronto would make a nice spot to belly up for lemonade, or maybe something stronger. The cool blue, gray and white palette is also refreshing.
4. Beachy vibe. Bright surfboards gracing the walls of this modern Boston basement create a fun summer feeling. Table tennis, anyone?
3. Sophisticated grain lines. This East Coast basement feels carefully designed, thanks to its multidirectional wood grains that work harmoniously together: the planked ceilings, the bar and cabinetry, and the wood floor. Understated upholstery for the sofa and bar stools allows the woods in this room to be the star.