Basement kitchens are so in right now because you can actually make a warm, inviting and really cozy living in a once dark, and drafty basement. One thing to make a good renovation is to turn it into a kitchenette with a dining room or other living area. Maybe you want to add a nice little home theatre with a kitchenette or a guest bedroom with a small kitchen so your guests will have some privacy and don’t have to use your main kitchen. Below are some of the best basement kitchen ideas on the budget that already include correct ventilation, the right flooring, fixture, appliances and lighting.
Maybe if going for a full kitchen might cost you a fortune, you can always opt for a simple kitchenette instead. This is a small kitchen configuration which is furnished with fixtures and appliances you need for limited storage and food prep. The basic stuff you need to include is a microwave, a refrigerator as well as cabinets. Should you happen to have any more space left then add a small sink. You don’t have to buy brand new kitchen appliances. Just repurpose some old appliances from your main kitchen. It will save you a lot more than you realize. However, it’s probably a better idea to have a second stove and fridge for your kitchenette. They will come in handy especially during the holidays. Your small kitchenette can be a convenient space for preparing informal meals and snacks. As for the look, you can never go wrong with natural finish oak for the cabinets. It’s timeless. For a fresher look go for white cabinets combined with garden-fresh green wall. Homeowners who strive for simplicity should consider this particular basement kitchen idea on the budget.
Dry and Wet Bars
A counter without a sink will get you a dry bar and the wet bar is the opposite of that. This is still a great alternative for a simple basement kitchen. If you are in the mood for a wet bar kitchen, add outlets for small kitchen appliances like an under counter refrigerator and a microwave. However, if dry bar is more to your liking then include electrical outlets for countertop a kitchenware. These two ideas are highly customizable. You can utilize 4 tools with a custom-built lower level wet bar with a foot rail. Pendant lighting is the perfect choice for this type of room and don’t forget to add a mirror behind the counter so as to reflect the light into the room.
You still can go for a full kitchen without blowing your whole budget. The key is to add the right amount of storage that fits your needs so it’s important to think beforehand what you want to include in your basement kitchen and whether you will have an adjacent room there. Necessities include a refrigerator, a stove or a microwave oven, a dishwasher and a sink. You can install a sufficient counter space if you still can handle it with your budget or a kitchen island will do.
Having a second kitchen in your basement will do you good more than you think. Don’t fret and go overboard. Implement one of these basement kitchen ideas on the budget and you are good to go!