There’s something about a basement, set away from the rest of the house, which reinforces gathering and bonding time. Perhaps because it’s tucked away, meaning that not just anyone will enter and spend time there. Perhaps it’s because homeowners feel a little more freedom to truly express themselves in a room that’s out of the “public” eye. Or perhaps it’s simply because all of us need a place to relax and spend time together, and the basement family room, when designed well, can accommodate nearly any kind of quality family (and friend!) time.