When finishing your basement, you need to consider how you’re going to make it functional. A great idea to use would be to make it into a recreation room. Your basement will clearly have more floor space than just about any other room in your home. With that in mind, you should use that space to your advantage by making it into a rec room. There are many things that can be done in the finishing process to make this work out right. Get Enough Space For Tables The floor plan in your finished basement will create plenty of wide open spaces all around. Therefore, it should be easier for you to get a proper table set up in a room. You can choose to add a poker or card table in your rec room basement. You can also opt for a large pool table, a ping pong table or even a foosball table. You could even save space by using a table that can handle a larger number of options like a table tennis court that can be taken apart. Create a Space For Drinks A bar area can be set up within your rec room. You can get the bar area prepared in one corner of the basement. This should be arranged with a series of countertops and surfaces for preparing drinks or serving foods. Storage spots can also be added. You will need to get your basement finished with electric and water connections to this area. This is to make it easier for you to mix drinks and make them work right. Of course, the bar area can be made with a fine wooden surface or with a slate body. You can choose from one of many options to create a bar area that is beautiful and worth adding. Add More Electric Outputs Your finishing process can entail the addition of more electric outputs. These may be used to power up all sorts of items in your basement. You can get such things as an arcade cabinet, a television set or entertainment system and even neon signs added into your basement. Naturally, you can get more outputs ready for lights. You will need plenty of great lights all around the place to make the rec room easy to move around. You can always get recessed lights into your basement if needed. What About a Fireplace? An electric fireplace can especially be worth adding to a rec room. This will create a simulated flame on a realistic-looking surface. This will in turn create some heat. This can all be activated with a flick of a switch. You can even adjust the intensity of the fire or add a fan to it if needed. This part of the finishing process will work amazing well when a proper generator and wiring setup are added into the basement. This should create a great focal point for your rec room when installed the right way. Your basement can make for an appealing space to have in your home provided that you get it finished properly. The finishing process can help you set up enough spaces for all sorts of great things to have in your basement.