Today’s custom lake homes do not end with the main floor: the livable space of the lower level extends the home, adding rooms to create anything your living style desires. When drawing the plans for your new luxury home, the basement needs to be thoughtfully planned out as much as the kitchen and the master bedroom. Working with Colby Construction, the team will help you to make the most of your lower level space.

Custom Home Basements and Lower Levels

Start by creating a dream list of what rooms you would like your luxurious lower level to include. Have you always desired a wine cellar? Home gym or a sauna? Maybe a game room? A bar and kitchenette? Don’t leave anything off your list, and work with your builder to bring the custom lower level you would like to a reality.

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Depending on the style of your lake home, you may be able to include a walk out patio or screen porch, thus creating an outdoor seating area or bar too. If there is a deck above, a full ceiling over your patio can really make this area an outdoor extension of your lower level.


Some of most popular rooms to consider for your finished lower level are:

Custom bar


Family room

Game room

Shore Acres Gaming Area

Wine cellar and tasting room

Home gym


Guest bedroom with bathroom

Sports court

Locker or changing room for coming off the lake or pool

Creating these additional rooms adds more than additional living space in your home. It brings to life a truly custom, luxury lake home.