Adding a kitchen to your basement remodeling plans can help turn it into an attractive entertaining space, a luxurious guest suite, or a prized rental space. When you sell your property, you’ll add value to your home with a basement kitchen and enjoy a sizable return on investment (ROI).
With a secondary kitchen in your basement, meal prep and cleanup are much easier for special occasions and entertaining large groups without disturbing the central part of your home.
Read on to discover the delightful benefits of adding a kitchen to your basement.
Why Twin Cities Homeowners Love Basement Kitchens
1. Combine a basement kitchen with a family room for easy entertaining
When your basement remodel includes a family room adjacent to a kitchen, some fantastic memories lay just ahead. The relaxing feel of a basement family room makes family and friends want to linger and enjoy more time together. With the convenience of a kitchen in your basement, you can keep your family and guests happy with delicious meals, snacks, or desserts without leaving their presence.
2. Combine a guestroom and a basement kitchen to create options
- Care for your aging parents by building a mother-in-law suite. Give your parents the option to age with dignity and be surrounded by family.
- Create supplemental income by renting out your finished basement. With a full kitchen, full bath, and bedroom, you’re equipped to make money on your basement when you’re not using it.
- Give your house guests some privacy. Make your guests more comfortable by providing them with their own kitchen. They won’t have to go upstairs to grab an early morning coffee. You can supply them with all they need in their own space, so they feel more comfortable and at home.
- Give your college-age kids some space when they come home for the summer. Your adult children will enjoy summer stays with a full kitchen, bedroom, and bath.
3. Add a basement kitchen near your theatre room for convenience
Get easy access to refreshments while you enjoy a movie night with family or friends by including a kitchen in your basement when you remodel it.
4. Give your growing teens some space to enjoy with their friends
A basement kitchen adjacent to a place kids can enjoy pool, ping pong, or other games creates an ideal area for them to hang out with their friends.
5. Make holiday cooking easier with a basement kitchen
Imagine splitting up the meal preparations for your holidays and special occasions by having a downstairs crew and an upstairs one. You’ll have more intimate visits with family members and get the job done simultaneously so you can enjoy more time with the whole group around the table.
6. Decrease conflicts when you have children of multiple ages
If there is a span of years between your elementary-age children, it may help lower the number and intensity of conflicts if they have some space of their own within your home.
7. Enjoy overflow kitchen storage
Most homes don’t have enough storage—particularly for kitchen items. A basement kitchen can be ideal for storing extra dishes, small appliances, and heirlooms. With an additional pantry in your basement kitchen, you can store canned goods, snacks, and food staples that are easily accessible to your downstairs activities. Most homes have kitchen supplies that seem endless, and with two kitchens in your house, it’ll make things easier to divide supplies up.
8. Express your style and enjoy your space
When remodeling your basement, it’s the perfect opportunity to express your sense of style. Consider polished concrete flooring for its durability, low maintenance, and easy-to-clean features. It also reflects light well to brighten up a basement with limited natural light. Polished concrete must be installed by a professional, properly finished, and sealed to avoid moisture penetration.
Choose layered lighting with ambient, task, and feature lighting all incorporated into your basement kitchen. This approach will add a coziness to the space whether you plan to use it for family time or hosting dinner parties. LED lights under your cabinets and canned lighting on your ceiling will help brighten the space.
Reflectivity always lightens up a space, so adding a glossy backsplash, metallic pendant lights, and mirrors in your basement kitchen will help brighten up your basement.
Open shelving and glass front cabinets give the kitchen an open feel, which is refreshing in a downstairs kitchen.
What to Include in Your Basement’s Kitchen
A refrigerator is essential for your basement kitchen, and a sink makes the space functional. A microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher add convenience and luxury to your downstairs kitchen, and a stove and oven open up even more options (like cooking for holidays).
Seating is necessary, whether casual seating around an island or a cozy table and chairs with pendant lighting to anchor it. Counterspace gives you somewhere to do food preparation, and cabinets provide storage for all you need to make your downstairs kitchen functional.
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