We are continuing our discussion about basement living spaces by talking about one of the most common lower-level remodeling projects: creating a new home theater space, otherwise known as a "man cave" or media room or whatever else you would like to call it. These home movie-oriented rooms are a great place to choose a particular theme to run with, so let's talk about some of our favorite designs.
One of the great things about these home theater rooms is that they are the perfect size for a spaceship bridge. Whether you prefer Star Trek, Star Wars, or Battlestar Galactica, it's easy to remodel a space that resembles your own bridge, complete with screen, control panels, windows out into the depths of space, and much more! Let your imagination run wild with this one — and make sure the captain's chair is extra comfortable.
A period piece plan makes the home theater room look like a particular place in a particular era. To no surprise, one of those gilded 1920s theaters is a common inspiration, with its heavy red and gold accent. Make sure to include custom moldings and pillars during your remodel to give this space an elegant feel. Others have chosen to make their rooms look like other famous locations such as 1950s diners, 1960s swing clubs, even 1930s military command stations. Do you have a favorite era?
Pick your favorite superhero lair and go to town! The Bat Cave is, for obvious reasons, a popular choice and filled with possibilities. You could literally make your home theater look like a cave with the help from the Owens Construction team. Don't forget to include a snack bar during your remodel!
There are a lot of directions to go here. If someone loves Lord of the Rings, then it's easy to plan for a Hobbit home (again, the basement space plays nicely here), an elven conclave, or a wizard's tower. People have also gotten some great effects out of decorating their room to resemble a fantasy forest, with tree silhouettes, hanging branches, and molded stumps. With so many choices, you can get a lot of daydreaming out of this project!
While wood planks don't do well in basements, engineered wood is suitable for these lower level spaces and allows you to create the pirate ship of your dreams. Should the sail double as a projector screen? Should you install your own ship's wheel with a control center? You decide!
Does one of these ideas spark your interest? Schedule a consultation with us today at Owens Construction to learn more!