As we close out 2023, it’s time to look ahead to the next year. Basement remodels continue to be a popular way to add value and functionality to your home, and we expect to see more homeowners tackling a basement remodel in the future. 

We’re already seeing some clear trends emerging that will be everywhere in 2024. Scope them out now to get a jump start on a future basement remodel.

Hot Basement Trends for 2024

1. Bigger TV

Whatever size TV you’re thinking: make it bigger. 2024 is shaping up to be another year of quality time spent at home and low-stress get-togethers. Gathering in front of the TV for a game or for a movie night is going to continue to be popular.

a TV in a basement

2. …or a projector instead of a TV

A recent trend is going for a projector instead of a TV. These have a few advantages: easier to get a bigger picture and a projector screen can be stashed away when not in use. Some extra considerations need to be made when choosing a projector option, but the benefits are plenty.

3. Fireplace away from the TV

It’s a very old-school approach to stack the TV on top of the fireplace, and it’s fallen out of favor both for aesthetic and practical reasons. A fireplace in the basement is still a popular choice, but moving it away from the TV allows you to get the most out of the entire space, while still taking advantage of the heat.

4. Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace

Speaking of keeping the fireplace away from the TV – another option for placement is considering the indoor/outdoor flow of the basement to the backyard and placing the fireplace accordingly. The Twilight fireplace from Heat & Glow is one such solution – the placement allows guests inside the basement and outside the basement to enjoy the fireplace.

5. Wine room

Wine storage in a basement is a classic – and we don’t see this trend fading out any time soon. In 2024 though, we expect to see wine rooms as the popular storage option. These can be easily tucked away into under-utilized spaces like underneath stairs. A wine room is also a great way to keep wine stored at optimal temperatures and keep pets and children out. 

small wet bar with shelving

6. Wet bars are still hot

Wet bars are still one of the first items requested in a basement remodel, and we don’t see this changing anytime soon. What we’re seeing most often with this trend is either one of two extremes: 

  • Extending the wet bar to fuller dining space, including a full size table vs. bar area only
  • Skipping the tabletop and surface altogether and keeping everything along a wall

Either way – wet bars are still very much on trend in 2024.

7. Skip the bedroom – a space for you

We saw this in 2023 and 2022, and we expect to see it still in 2024: forgoing the basement bedroom in favor of a “you” space. Many homeowners are choosing a space they can use every day instead of a bedroom only used for guests. The most popular choices are a home office, exercise room, or playroom.

8. Exercise room with steam shower

a basement with a couch and view into a bedroom

For those who do opt for the exercise room instead of a bedroom, the trend is also going hand-in-hand with a steam shower. This installation truly brings the gym experience into your home.

9. No carpet

Carpets in basements have fallen in and out of popularity over the years, and right now they are definitely out. 2024 is going to see even more homeowners opting for luxury vinyl plank (LVP). LVP is a fantastic choice for basements for a few reasons:

  • Lot of color and style options
  • Easy to clean 
  • Easy to replace

10. Dark wall colors

Speaking of colors and style, it’s time to talk decor. Dark, moody walls are trending into 2024 – and we’re seeing this with basements as well. Deep blues and dark greens are the most popular choices. Remember that dark walls don’t mean a dark room: be intentional with light placement and you can have the best of both worlds. 

11. Extra attention on the “5th wall”

Homeowners will pay more attention to the “5th wall” in 2024: the ceiling. The necessary ductwork in a basement can be hidden by a soffit – but without design planning, these can stick out like a sore thumb. In 2024, consider the finish of your soffit to make it as unobtrusive as possible. Or lean in the other direction, and use beams strategically to create a cohesive look.

12. Focal areas vs. separate spaces

Open-concept basements are going to continue to be popular. This layout is best suited for entertainment spaces. Instead of breaking out areas behind walls or partitions, in 2024 we’ll see even more focal areas to identify spaces. For example, carving out a game area with a dedicated table and lighting.

13. Creative storage

Storage is always a big need – but balancing storage against form is always a challenge. In 2024, we’ll see co-use spaces with creative storage solutions. Nooks under stairs, furniture with storage, and select built-ins will help find more storage in less space.

wet bar with full fridge and open shelving

14. Ample surfaces for snacks and drinks

This trend goes hand-in-hand with a wet bar and/or wine room. Ensuring ample room for snacks and drinks helps make a basement more functional. This isn’t just being mindful of surfaces like end tables – it’s looking at where people congregate and ensuring there are ledges, furniture, or other surfaces to place food.

These are the top trends we expect to see in 2024. The takeaway? Creating functional entertainment spaces will be important – spaces that can be used comfortably by the family and by guests.

Partner with a Home Design Expert

There are many factors to consider when undertaking a basement remodel. The Titus Contracting team is filled with expert craftsmen, who are your advocates throughout the entire basement design and remodeling process. We take pride in our work from start to finish, and at the end of the project, you’ll have the perfect space for your family.

Call for a design consultation today at 952-746-7817 or contact us online for a project estimate.

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