Inside the South, you don't discover a lot of homes with basements. However, we have been considering purchasing a property which includes this extra space. It really is unfinished, but we're still excited about the opportunity it has. I have a number of design ideas for space.
The flooring is concrete. Instead of try and alter that, Let me add a decorative concrete finish, so that it looks like marble. My sister actually had this completed in her house, i love the look. It supports well to the kid and dog traffic, too, which can be important to me.
Beyond that, the basement is one large space, and we end up needing to divide it up a lttle bit. I want a craft room, the children want a playroom, and my husband wants a theater room. We have enough space to make this all work, although I don't know about the budget! I'd like to have one open area, where people can sit and mingle once they come over.
All this remains in the dream phase, because we have not purchased the home. However, it is looking increasingly more possible each day.