- By Dylan Smith
- In Design, Renovation
Turn Your Basement into A Fashion Suite
Do you sometimes wish to feel glamorous and high-maintenance like a runway model? Or do you ever wonder how it must feel to doll up in a luxurious dressing room with your outfits dangling from a rack? If so, then we have an enticing proposition for you! Turn your basement into your walk-in closet to experience the glitz and glamour of a fashion model’s life. Before you turn down our idea after deeming it impractical or redundant, hear us out first and then decide if you should turn your basement into a dressing room.
The basement is generally the most overlooked space in a house. At most, people use it as a storage room to dump all the things, not in use. Hardly ever do homeowners think much about making something useful out of their basement. This means that a significant chunk of usable space lies unused in the form of a cellar beneath people’s houses. So why not use it for something that will delight you endlessly? If you have a basement just sitting there, serving as a home to rats and raccoons, you should think about turning it into a room that excites you, aka a walk-in wardrobe or dressing suite.
If we have caught your attention and now you’re thinking about using your underground cellar as an over-the-top fashion studio of sorts, here are some helpful tips for you to make the move.
Paint The Room A Hue That Speaks To You
Whether you are into dark themes or prefer bright sunny vibes, you can stain your basement, either way, to make it of your liking. Remember that the fashion suite in the making is going to be your sanctuary, so color it, decorate it, furnish it as you want!
How you choose to decorate your underground dressing suite is up to you, but we’d recommend you put up full-length mirrors on the walls. Doing so will not only add to the fashion-y feel of the place but also make your sanctuary appear spacious. But if you don’t want to cover the walls entirely with mirrors, you can create one mirrored wall.
Consider The Flooring Wisely
Although a wooden floor seems the ideal fit for a walk-in wardrobe-cum-dressing suite, it might not be the best choice, considering the location. Since basements lie underneath the house, they are exposed to the underground elements, such as water and moisture from the surrounding soil. This means having wood in your basement can very easily lead to warped and swollen planks. Choose the flooring for your basement fashion studio wisely to avoid any hassle down the road.
Make A Plan
A walk-in closet plus a dressing room can have as many elements as you like. That is, you can have a dressing area to do your makeup, one set up for photography, another for your clothing lines, and so on. Ideally, you would want to fit all fashion stations in your basement suite, but you might not be able to do that if there is not enough room. Therefore, you must design your fashion studio on paper before taking on a project of such magnitude. Think long and hard about what you want to have in your basement dressing suite, and then begin the remodeling.
Even though there are many other ways to utilize a basement, such as making a game room, building a luxurious suite to fulfill your fashion dreams is priceless! Think about it because we are sure once you start fantasizing, you won’t be able to stop!