If you have a growing family, then the house you’re in might be feeling smaller and smaller by the day. For this reason, your thoughts might be turning more and more toward the basement and the things that you can do with it to free space up in the other living spaces within your home.
Whether your basement is finished already or you’re planning on finishing it soon, it’s worth keeping this in mind: a basement can always be turned into an attractive play area for your children. For one, you can provide them with plenty of space to keep their toys. Also, since everything will be in the basement, your children’s clutter will be far away from the eyes of visitors that you entertain in the main living spaces of your home.
So, if you’re thinking that a child-friendly finished basement might be just the thing for your family – and may increase the longevity of your current home – then take a look. These 24 examples that follow are all incredibly well designed, and any one of them might provide the inspiration for your child-friendly finished basement, which will be enjoyed by your kids (and maybe even you and your spouse) for years to come!
1. Little Girl’s Dream
The light purple colors and ample storage make this finished basement an ideal place for a little girl to express her creativity.
2. Family Time
The bright color scheme adopted by this finished basement makes it an awesome place for enjoying “family time” with the little ones.
3. High Storage
If you need to keep control of cleanliness and keep things out of reach, high storage cubbies like the ones you see here could work well!
4. Draw Out Play Time
There are a number of great design choices in this kid-friendly finished basement, perhaps none more awesome than the chalkboard wall!
5. Boy’s Stuff
The light blue color scheme used in this plush and inviting finished basement is perfect for a little boy.
6. Head to Ikea
Large Ikea shelves, like the one you see in this kid-friendly finished basement, are perfect for keeping things tidy.
7. Training Them
Of course, you want to teach your kids how to pick up after themselves, which makes a low storage unit like this quite useful!
8. Kid’s Room
If you really want to give your children something they’ll squeal about, why not make a mini kid’s room for them?
9. Arts and Crafts
Putting together an attractive arts and crafts space like the one you see here can really foster your children’s creativity.
Adding a carpeted area to your hardwood floors helps to ensure that boo-boos are kept to a minimum!
11. Movie Time
A built-in storage unit like this with room for a television makes for an ideal place to enjoy movie time with the little ones.
12. Active Kids
If you want to make sure your kids stay active during the cold months, why not make a sports room like this one?
13. Get Creative
If you want to create an aesthetic for your finished basement that can be repainted once the kids get older, consider the architecture of your storage.
14. Keep It Open
When you don’t want your finished basement to be all about the kids, keep it open so there’s still plenty of space for play.
15. Sleepy Time
Sometimes, you need a new bedroom in your home. While the idea of sleeping in the basement may not appeal to you, kids usually love the idea!
16. Play Alcove
For finished basements that will double as entertainment spaces, consider creating a kid’s alcove, where the little ones can keep all of their things.
Bright yellow paint is a great choice for keeping things bright in your kid-friendly finished basement.
18. Harry Potter
Your kids will be able to relive some of young Harry Potter’s finer moments if you provide them with a room beneath the stairs.
19. The World’s a Stage
Are you nurturing a young performer? Then why not build them a small stage like the one you see here?
20. Foam Tiles
Using foam tiles like these helps to keep things easy on your little ones’ hands and knees.
21. Cool Stuff!
You can do all sorts of things with your finished basement to make it kid friendly! For example, you can add a slide!
22. Hat Trick!
Here’s another example of a finished basement that provides a sports area, this one perfect for a budding hockey star.
This stunning kid-friendly finished basement is proof positive of the limitless possibilities!
24. Have Fun!
Designing a finished basement that’s perfect for your kids should be a lot of fun! So let your inner child’s imagination run free, and see what you can come up with!