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Creating the Ultimate Entertainment Space in Your Basement

Written by Will Valento

So many Minneapolis homeowners are letting valuable real estate in their homes be wasted. We’re talking about basements of course! Why leave this huge expanse of space dull and damp when you could transform it into a fun entertainment center that will draw in your family and friends? At We Build the Fun Stuff, we specialize in one thing: building fun stuff! Whether you’ve been dreaming of a yoga studio or your very own in-house movie theatre, we can make your dream a reality!

When it comes to making the ultimate entertainment space in your home, you’re only limited by your imagination. You come up with the ideas and we’ll make them happen. But if you’re struggling and in need of inspiration, don’t worry—we’ve got you. Here are some of our favorite fun entertainment space renovations to get your creative juices flowing.

Wine Cellar

The best sommeliers will tell you that when it comes to enjoying wine, environment matters. For our client in New Prague, we turned an empty 1,200 square-foot unfinished basement into a luxurious and fun living retreat. The homeowners wanted a cross between functionality and fun, so we ended up creating an all-inclusive space that included a master bedroom, bathroom, walk-in closets, living room, bar, and wine room. The couple wanted a space where they could store their wine collection and enjoy some of the collectibles, so we made them a custom wine cellar, complete with plenty of space to store their wine and award collection to top off the design.


What could be more fun than having your very own in-home sauna? Your troubles will melt away in your new steamy oasis as you sit back and unwind after a long day at the office or running around town. We recently completed a beautiful sauna for some lucky homeowners in the St. Paul area who were looking to add a touch of luxury to their home. With rich woods, custom cut tiles, and a showerhead for post-sauna rinsing, the homeowners now spend their days relaxing in their new steamy paradise.


Home Theater

What could be better than watching your favorite films in the comfort of your own home? Your friends and family will have so much fun staying up late for movie marathons in your state-of-the-art home theatre room. Whether you want to get pumped watching the latest superhero blockbuster or unwind with a soothing romance, do it in the comfort of your own home theatre! As part of that 1,200 square-foot basement remodel in New Prague that we talked about above, we also included a cozy, family-friendly home theater. The homeowners have already said that their daughter has commandeered the space for movie marathons with all of her friends, putting the new space to good use!  


From taps and kegerators to espresso machines and bean roasters, we can build a bar that will function for whatever type of brewing you wish to do in your home. While most of our customers request bar installations so that they can serve their friends and family specialty drinks during get-togethers or have their own microbrewery, we do sometimes get requests for bars of a different nature. Take this family bar project in Maple Grove, for example. The family wanted a fun space where they could brew delicious family-friendly beverages, and we delivered. With plenty of storage, seating for four, and an eye-catching design, this espresso bar ended up being the perfect addition to this family’s home.

Exercise Room

Ditch the gym membership and build your own fully customized gym in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re into yoga, CrossFit, or Pilates, we can create your ideal exercise space for you in your home. We can modify our designs to fit any of your wants or needs. If you’re ready to enjoy your workout at home, give us a call and we’ll be over right away to help make your exercise room dreams a reality.

Poker Room

If you’re a closet card shark, it’s time to let your wild side out and show your friends and family a good time as you rake in the chips in your new home poker room. From Blackjack to Texas  Hold ‘Em, refine your gambling skills as you enjoy spending time with your fellow card-lovers. Because what could be more fun than hosting poker night at your private poker room every month?


Make Your Home More Fun with the Ultimate Entertainment Space

From bars to home theaters, you can make your home more fun than ever before with the perfect entertainment space for your family. If you’ve been dreaming about your eventual basement remodels for years, now’s the time to make that dream a reality! You can start with a FREE design consultation from We Build the Fun Stuff! Our experts are standing by and ready to help you turn your wasted square footage into a space that will transform your home into a place for bonding, laughing, and good times. Start today by giving us a call. You’ll be glad you did.

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