Basement Entertainment Room

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Quick Summary

Take a tour of our Basement Entertainment Room. There is a theatre space, dining area, mini kitchen, and snack station. The perfect space for watching movies, games, and entertaining friends and family.

basement theatre room with sectional, couch, and bar.

We are excited to share our basement entertainment room with you!

Josh is a general contractor and did a lot of the work, but we also partnered with Chelsey Hale Design and Williams Sonoma Home to make the basement room extra special. I shop at Williams Sonoma all of the time for kitchen items, but was pleasantly surprised by all of their beautiful home products. The quality is top notch and we are SO happy with how it turned out.

We built our house almost six years ago, but left the big open room in our basement unfinished so our boys could play basketball, football, baseball, and roller blade. It was a fun play area for the kids, but we decided it was time to turn the space into an entertaining space the entire family could enjoy.

We watch a lot of sports so we wanted to add a theatre area, but we didn’t want the entire basement to be a dark theatre room with the clunky theatre chairs. We wanted the space to be cozy and comfortable.

basement remodel.

Josh built a platform so we could have two seating levels and a bar for eating and drinking. We put a sectional on the bottom level, a large couch on the second level, and a bar behind the couch with stools.

Willams Sonoma’s sectionals and couches are made to order so you can pick out the size, seat depth, fabric, color, cushion fill, and finish. I love that you can customize every piece. They fit perfectly and they are SO comfortable!!

Josh built a backlit coffered ceiling with columns to add some sconces for lighting. We added a built-in cabinet below the theatre screen for blanket and game storage.

basement theatre remodel.

We carpeted the theatre area, but did porcelain tile everywhere else. We have white oak upstairs and love it, but for the basement we wanted a more affordable option so we went with the tile and I actually really love it. It’s hard to tell it’s even tile.

Off to the side, we added a dining table for eating and playing board games. We put in a large table with chairs and Josh built out a bench seat.

There is a mini kitchen and snack area in the back of the room so we can easily make and serve snacks to our guests.

Drumroll please! It is time for our big basement entertainment room reveal!

Scroll down to the bottom for all of the product details and links! Come watch a game with us soon. We always have good snacks:)

Photos by Megan Turley

basement theatre room with black walls and sconces.
family watching movie in basement theatre room with popcorn.
pillows on couch.
basement theatre room with bar and bar stools.
basement theatre bar with bar stools.
kids eating snacks in basement theatre room.
snack board.
basement kitchen area with open shelving.
basement kitchen with green cabinets and open shelves.
basement kitchen with wood open shelves.
landscape art with woven bench.
basement theater snack area with popcorn make rand candy jars.
basement theatre snack station.
basement theatre room with popcorn maker and kids eating popcorn.
dining table and dining chairs with chandelier.
dining table with flatware.
pillows on bench seat.
family playing Uno at dining table.
snack board with cookies.
snack board for movie night.
kid watching game in theatre room.

Product Details

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  1. It is beautiful! I love that the space is functional and cozy yet so pulled together. You guys did a wonderful job and I am sure you will get lots of use out of the space. You have such great style.

  2. What a space! I wish we had an entertainment room – lol! 😉 I don’t think you guys could have made it nicer. Great choices on the whole design!

  3. Wow- your basement is SPECTACULAR! What a wonderful family space. Caleb and Maxwell are thriving. This is the epitome of quality family space for a lifetime of memories.

  4. This is an absolutely STUNNING basement transformation. We have a large open space and always wanted to have a movie area but never thought of building an elevation.

    May I ask how tall your ceilings are?
    Thank you!

  5. Love your theater room. We’re currently building and leaving the basement unfinished as well. This post has given me so many ideas. Thank you!

  6. Well done. This is impressive. As a husband tasked with replicating, can you share the dimensions for your platform and what materials you used? Thanks!

  7. hey girl- love the basement!! Oh so cool!! I would love to come over and hang out-but….I live in Oklahoma. Josh did a great job!!

  8. That is a very impressive room. It looks like something from inside a royal palace! But it does look so warm and snug.

  9. This is stunning! I really like how you pulled two neutral palettes together- so much nowadays is just gray but the pops of tan really add warmth.

  10. The space is beautiful, what a great great gathering space for all sorts of entertaining! Would you mind sharing where you got the fringed lumbar pillow with the charcoal and brown stripe?

  11. I love the couches instead of chairs; it makes it so cozy and there is lots of room to spread out if you want. And the snack cupboard is amazing!! You did a beautiful job.

  12. Your basement is stunning. You have everything right at your fingertips. Thank you so much for sharing the fact that Williams Sonoma sells furniture. It is gorgeous and looks so comfortable.
    Your eye for color and placement of furniture is awesome.

    Thank you for sharing!

  13. Hi! Your basement is amazing! I love everything about it. You have great style. I’m actually finishing my basement right now and yours is a huge inspiration for me! Could you please share if the color of the ceiling in the movie area is the same as the walls? Off black? And also – what’s the white paint that you used to border with that? Ceiling and walls. Thank you so much in advance!

    1. Yes, the black is all the same color. I am not sure on the white. I will ask Josh:)

  14. Are you able to share the platform dimensions? I would love to have a setup like this in our basement but am not sure if we have enough space.

  15. Love this space! We are going to copy exacting! Hope this is OK!?!?
    Our space is 20′ x 16′ – and thus wondering if you could tell more your theater space size? size of the platform? and distance from the TV to the back of the chaise lounge? Trying to finalize our layout

    1. The whole theatre space is 22 ft by 31 ft. The platform is 118 inches by 162 inches. The stair riser is 7 inches high by 10 inches wide. We have 8 ft 9 inch ceilings. The back of the first couch closest to the screen is 126 inches away from the screen. I hope that helps!

  16. Hi! Love your basement! This is exactly what we are thinking for our basement. I had the same question as others here – what are the the dimensions of the platform – especially the height? It would be so helpful if you could respond. Thanks!

    1. The whole theatre space is 22 ft by 31 ft. The platform is 118 inches by 162 inches. The stair riser is 7 inches high by 10 inches wide. We have 8 ft 9 inch ceilings. The back of the first couch closest to the screen is 126 inches away from the screen. I hope that helps!

  17. Love this…thanks for sharing! I know you’ve already listed dimensions but do you by chance know the length from the back of the riser to the wall where screen is on? Also width from from to end of couch. Thank you in advance if you can share. Were designing our upstairs and would love to incorporate something like this but unsure on room we would need? Beautiful space….very talented! 🙂

  18. I love love love your basement!! Are you by chance able to tell me the dimensions of the platform area?? And the dimensions of the bar?? I would so greatly appreciate it! I read your story and giggled because we also built our house 6 yrs ago and it’s a play zone for our kids! Ready to watch sports and lounge as a family!

  19. We had a theater room in our last house and it seemed like for the projector to work well that it needed to be pretty dark. Is your projector a special one for brighter spaces?

  20. Hi Maria, the basement looks great. We are working on our basement and have similar configuration so this is helping us a lot. My husband however is not sure about how to handle surround system and projector so he is asking if there is a way for you to let us know which projector, av receiver, and speakers you used? From the pictures it seems like the speakers are all in the ceiling unless there are hidden ones somewhere else! Any information would be appreciated. Thanks again and hope you enjoy the basement for a long time!