As we approach the new year, look back at some of the hottest design trends of 2019 broken down into the pros and cons.
Home design trends, including basement design trends, are always in a constant state of flux. What was trendy last year can easily be considered obsolete by the next year—or it could stay popular for decades.
Basements are often disregarded when it comes to design, but they’re no longer merely a place for storage or basic rooms. Aside from adding a lovely new look to your home, taking the time to design a beautiful basement can actually prove quite lucrative for the overall value of your home. But, with the market constantly changing, what trends should you be on the lookout for in 2019?
We’ve compiled a list of the four hottest basement design trends of 2019—each with a broken down pros and cons list. Many of these trends directly complement each other and work exceptionally well when combined together.
While an open concept is a basement design trend that’s not really unique to 2019, it’s a rather timeless floor plan decision that’s unlikely to die any time soon.
A vast majority of homes with two or more floors typically put far more consideration into the design of the main floor. Basements are traditionally left dark, relatively closed off, and divided into multiple secluded sections or rooms—often only accessible from a long, single hallway. An open concept design simply opens-up your basement space!
Roomy, open concept design for a home in Rockville, MD
Overall, we recommend an open concept design if you’re looking for a way to make your basement more comfortable and allow more natural lighting to flood the space. If you’re planning on using rooms for multiple different purposes, or simply want some extra privacy, an open concept may not be the best choice.
Similar to an open concept floor plan, a walkout isn’t necessarily a basement design trend unique to 2019—but they still remain just as popular. Walkout basements are an interesting design choice for a home. They offer distinct advantages, both practical and aesthetic, including adding an extra point of access, as well as adding a unique look to your home.
A walkout basement improves the look and value of your home
A home extension, in this case, simply means following the same design choices for your basement as the ones you used on your home’s main floor. This includes using nearly every aesthetic choice—the same trim, paint, flooring, etc.
A home extension isn't the best choice for everyone, though. Many people see their basement as a sort of separate entity from their home—an experimental area where you can let your imagination run wild. So, a home extension would undoubtedly put a damper on that!
Wall colors and railing style remain the same as you transition into the basement
Guest rooms are perhaps the most popular basement design trend in 2019. Guest rooms or “suites” are a perfect design choice if you have family or guests or come over often or stay for extended visits.
In addition to having rooms that guests and family can use, guest rooms are also a great way to make some extra cash. Renting out your guest rooms yourself or using a third-party company like Airbnb can help pad the mortgage payment!
Example of a stylish basement guest room in Mount Airy, MD
If you’re struggling to decide which basement design trends to use this year, a professional service may be your best option.
At Basement Remodeling Company, we’re constantly aware of the ever-changing housing environment. We stay up to date on the latest and greatest trend designs. We’ll help you choose what designs would best suit your needs! With experts in 3D modeling and design, you can narrow down a design without actually having to do any work!
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