The traditional role of a basement is the storage of goods or food, but nowadays, more and more people choose to use this space in a different way.
In the case of arranging a basement as a storage space, the main advantage is that you will not spend very large amounts of money for finishes. On the contrary, a basement can be extremely efficient even without finishes (plaster, paint etc.). Moreover, because it is located underground, the temperature will be constant throughout the year, regardless of outdoor weather conditions.
In general, builders do not pre-finish basements precisely because it is not absolutely necessary. Another reason is that many contracts are focused only on basement construction and waterproofing. In addition, the owners can decide, later, to finish the space as they wish for their basement finishing traditions.
There are several types of basements and many more possibilities to arrange them. For example, one of the most popular ways to finish a basement is turning it into a wine cellar. In this sense, probably the most beautiful and suitable style to choose is the rustic-country style, which is based on natural materials such as wood, brick or stone. These types of finishes match very well with solid wood furniture.