When it comes to basement layouts, there are a few practical things to consider.
Start by asking yourself how you'll be using the space. For example, if you want a media room, then a powder room would be a worthy addition. On that same note, if you plan on making the space a place where guests can stay, then you may want to add a full bathroom, in addition to a small kitchen space.
Giving the basement a dual personality is helpful for homeowners who would like to use the space for more than one purpose. Some people choose a basement design layout that allows for an office and fitness area. Other homeowners appreciate a closed off laundry room, leaving the rest of the basement floor plan for entertaining family and friends.
On the other hand, if you'll be using the room as a whole with little to no divisions then decide how you would like to see the space arranged. For example, a lounge room might include a sectional couch, big screen television and room for a pool table or small bar area.
If you have the ability to create a central location for equipment, like a furnace and hot water heater, then you may want to choose a basement remodeling plan that allows for a sectioned-off space for these items.
See also: Basements Planning Guide
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