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Basement Design Statistics

If you're designing or planning a basement for your house, find out what's popular and what's not with our sets of data below.

We analyzed thousands of basements and put together a pile of statistics set out below. Basically, the statistics set out the percentage of home entries that have various features, colors and attributes.

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Basement Style Statistics

Common

Traditional

37.34%

Contemporary

20.37%

Transitional

16.81%

Modern

8.22%

Uncommon

Rustic

5.29%

Craftsman

3.62%

Eclectic

3.11%

Farmhouse

1.15%

Rare

Mediterranean

0.97%

Industrial

0.97%

Beach Style

0.89%

Midcentury

0.52%

Very Rare

Asian

0.19%

Scandinavian

0.14%

Shabby-Chic

0.13

Southwestern

0.10%

Extremely Rare

Tropical

0.09%

Victorian

0.08%

Depending on how much you plan to use the basement of your home, you might go for a completely different style than the rest of your home. People tend to design the basement in a way that makes it feel like a unique space of the home.

Basement Size Statistics

Basement Size Popularity

Laundry Room Size

Large

Medium

Expansive

Compact

Percentage

50.01%

36.62%

8.51%

4.86%

Depending on the size of your family or the amount of overnight guests you like to have over, you will have a different preference about the size of your basement. Basements tend to be the perfect place for guests to stay the night, if you have an expansive basement then you could even have a couple of rooms as well as common areas. If you play your cards right, you can rent out the basement and make some money off it.

Basement Type Statistics

Basement Type Popularity

Basement Type

Walk-out

Fully Buried

Look-Out

Percentage

42.26%

31.50%

26.24%

It’s fair to say that people like to have a dedicated basement, if you have the space to do this your life will be so much easier. If you have a big family, having this extra space in your home where the kids can go play and make a mess without you having to worry about it immediately is something that people really love to have.

Basement Wall Color Statistics


Basement Wall Color Popularity

Beige

%41.51

Gray

%24.72

White

%13.40

Blue

%5.39

Green

%3.58

Yellow

%3.58

Brown

%3.36

Multi

%1.80

Red

%1.12

Orange

%.94

Black

%.31

Purple

%.25

Pink

%.04

The beauty of building or remodeling a basement is that you have the freedom to do crazy things that you wouldn’t do in the main floors of your home. You can make it a game room, a home theater, family room, the possibilities are endless. This gives you the freedom to pick any color you want for this place, but with so many options out there it can be a challenge to make a decision. We have gathered all the info you’ll need to make this process easier for you!

Basement Floor Material Statistics

Uncommon

Concrete

6.56%

Ceramic Tile

5.76%

Vinyl

4.96%

Porcelain

4.71%

Rare

Laminate

1.53%

Travertine

0.90%

Cork

0.60%

Slate

0.53%

Very Rare

Linoleum

0.23%

Bamboo

0.17%

Limestone

0.17%

Terra-Cotta

0.13%

Extremely Rare

Marble

0.11%

Brick

0.07%

Painted Wood

0.01%

This section perfect for those building a home or renewing their Basement. There aren’t tons of options for you to choose from but it’s still very helpful to know what people usually like to have.

Basement Floor Color Statistics



Basement Floor Color Popularity

Beige

%38.17

Brown

%33.30

Gray

%15.78

Multi

%2.95

White

%2.39

Orange

%2.33

Black

%1.36

Yellow

%1.36

Green

%.78

Blue

%.53

Red

%.50

Purple

%.25

Turquoise

%.22

Pink

%.09

Painting your basement floor is an arduous job on it’s own, deciding the color you want it to be should be made a bit easier if you ask me. In an attempt to make your life easier we have collected all the data you’ll need to make the right decision.

Basement Fireplace Statistics

Basement Fireplace Popularity

Fireplace

Corner

Hanging

None

Ribbon

Standard

Two-sided

Wood Stove

Percentage

53.98%

34.87%

5.69%

2.00%

1.25%

1.19%

1.01%

What type of Fireplace is best for your basement? That is a question you have to answer on your own. The best we can do for you is lay out your options and arrange them by popularity so that you get a descent idea of what type of material you’d like to go for.

Basement Fireplace Surround Statistics

Basement Fireplace Surround Popularity

Surround

Stone

Tile

Brick

Metal

Wood

Plaster

Concrete

Percentage

60.64%

13.68%

10.74%

5.00%

4.64%

3.78%

1.52%

The surrounding you choose for your basement’s fireplace will depend on the color you chose for the rest of your basement, most people go for the basics, beige, white and gray. Remember you’ll spend lots of time cleaning this part of your home so try to go for a material that won’t look faded as fast.

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