The best part of having a basement — being able to justify buying plastic model kits from the 70s at garage sales with the intention of hanging on to them for another 5 years until Oscar's ready for them. With an attic and a basement, there's really nothing stopping us now. Dangerous.
I've been thinking a lot about our dump-all basement. It's "finished" but not in a I want to go hang out in the basement way. We need a plan for it. I never had a basement growing up and am very attracted to the 60s/70s idea of a basement… bar, pool table, scenic wallpaper, etc.
But I don't know, maybe we just need the basic white walls, berber carpet and recessed lighting. A big open space to do whatever. But then, on the other hand, a theme. We definitely need a theme basement, right? I know there's more basement awesomeness I'm forgetting.