3 Lower-Level Kitchen Design Ideas

3 Lower-Level Kitchen Design Ideas

Depending on the size of your basement, you might be able to convert it into a second living room. A full-scale kitchen design makes more sense than you might expect at first.

There’s little doubt that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your entire home. Renovations and remodeling projects can make your main kitchen even better than it was before. Having an outdoor kitchen is a great idea, but as the weather cools off, you might not be inclined to use it as much as you did over the summer. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have an entire kitchen in your basement? Well, now you can find out! 

Adding a Full-Scale Kitchen Space 

Depending on the size of your basement, you might be able to convert it into a second living room. A full-scale kitchen design makes more sense than you might expect at first. Even if the upcoming end of the year holidays are going to look a little different this year (social distancing can make large group gatherings harder to plan and make happen) you can still look ahead to next year. You’ll need adequate storage, seating, and counter space. Don’t overlook the value of incorporating refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, dishwashers, and blenders. 

Choosing a Kitchenette Configuration Instead 

If you rely on using the basement for laundry and additional storage, then maybe a full-sized kitchen isn’t practical for the square footage that you have. Instead, why not consider a kitchenette? You will have access to the fixtures and appliances that you need for preparing food and storing food without taking up too much room. Cabinets, countertops, and electrical outlets also need to be integrated into this kitchen design. 

Combining Wet or Dry Bars 

You might be wondering what the difference between wet bars and dry bars is. Well, a wet bar simply consists of a counter equipped with a sink; you can make drinks more easily and store ingredients in a minifridge if need be. A dry bar, on the other hand, does not have a sink. They are a great addition to any basement or lower level living space – the choice is yours! Shelves, pendant lights, foot rails, and mirrors can help you create a pub-like atmosphere in your own home. Pool tables, ping pong tables, and air hockey tables can also make family game night a can’t-miss event!

Call Matthews Construction and Design

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Whether you are ready to dive headfirst into your kitchen remodel or you still have a million questions, Matthews Construction and Design is here to help you. We can service all your remodeling needs. If you want to learn more, feel free to give us a call at 202-702-3553 or you can visit us online. For more tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz.

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