Basement Design from Floor to Ceiling

Basement Design from Floor to Ceiling

Most people are very excited at the thought of finishing their basement because they envision all of the extra living space that they will have once it’s done. When you’re starting with a blank canvas, it’s also fun to think about what you’d like to do with the space. Since the basement is separated from the rest of the house, it’s also an opportunity to incorporate a basement design that is unique and reflects the unique personality of you and your family.

Stretch Ceiling

A stretch ceiling is a piece of fabric attached to a track along the perimeter of the room. There are many advantages to this type of ceiling, but the best is the creativity that it allows. You can use a stretch ceiling with any type of basement design since it accommodates different types of lighting and ventilation systems.

Stretch ceilings can be molded into different forms, such as waves and arches, come in a variety of colors, and can be painted or be made with a print. There are so many creative options, so your basement can reflect your personal style.


When it comes to basement flooring, options have expanded beyond carpet and tile thanks to new product engineering. When planning a basement design, a popular option is luxury vinyl. Since it’s made of PVC, this type of flooring is great because it can stand up to water and flooding, yet your design options are not limited. Luxury vinyl comes in a wide variety of colors and styles, including planks that look like wood and tile that resembles ceramic so you can achieve the look you want without compromising on durability.


Bars are an extremely popular option in basement design, and for good reason. They add functional space for congregating and entertaining away from the main floor of the house. In addition, the options for creating a unique bar are only limited by your imagination. You can provide your design team with the type of aesthetic you are trying to achieve, and they can help you create a space you don’t want to leave. For example, you might want the feel of a vintage pub, or decide on something modern and elegant. Bar design can also start with an interest, such as a garage or arcade, and be designed with that in mind.

When incorporating a bar into the basement design of your St. Charles, IL home, consider how your will use the adjacent space when thinking about your overall design. You should also consider other amenities that would be difficult to add later, such as a sink or wine cellar.

If you are looking for unique basement design ideas for your St. Charles, IL home, contact the design team at Slaten Residential. Our experienced designers love to create custom designs for our clients. Call us at (630) 584-2255.

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