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Summer Basement Remodeling Ideas for Cooler Living

Beat the heat with these ultra-cool spaces for kids, guests, and adults to hang out.

Many Madison, WI homeowners retreat to their basements during the summer months to beat the heat. Now’s your chance to convert your unfinished basement into an enjoyable space you can hang out in all season long. With these summer basement remodeling ideas, you’ll have the coolest house on the block!

For Kids 

One of our cool summer basement remodeling ideas is to add a playhouse under the stairs for kids.
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You have many options for utilizing that space under the basement stairs – storage, a computer desk, or shelf display are all feasible options. But what about something for the kids? Give them a cool place to play by constructing a playhouse under the stairs!

Be sure to address any structural issues under the stairs with a basement remodeling expert before initiating this idea to ensure the space is safe for little ones to play.  

For Guests


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If it’s common for overnight guests to visit each summer, you may feel guilty about not having a guest room. Instead of forcing your relatives to book a room in a nearby hotel, add a cozy feature in your basement to accommodate them – fold-out Murphy-style beds! Your guests will love the cool temperatures as they sleep. In the morning, just fold the beds up against the wall so they don’t take over your basement living space.

Remember to consider the shape and size of the room to help you choose Murphy beds that mount to the wall either horizontally or vertically.

For Adults


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Do you feel like those structural posts in the basement are always in the way? Surround them with a countertop and stools to convert basement posts into a bar. It’s the perfect accent to any entertaining adult space, and changes the posts from inconvenient eyesores to practical design elements.

For the ultimate entertainer’s delight, consider adding a home wet bar and stocking it with all the essential libations to complete your cool summertime experience. Check out our basement bar ideas for every connoisseur here.

Looking for more basement remodeling ideas for cooler summer living? Contact our expert home remodeling team online or call 608.709.7517 for professional guidance and help with logistics to ensure your project is a success!