I loved basements as a child.
Well, more specifically, I loved 3 basements… the ones belonging to my father and two of my uncles. They were all set up with the same formula: finished basements with good looking flooring and walls, well lit, beautifully hidden utility segments (laundry, furnace, etc all tucked out of plain sight) custom made bars, and a kickin’ stereo system. These basements were perfect for entertaining guests, and there was always a rotation of who’s basement would be the spot for each year’s New Year party.
For me, the focus of the basement was always the stereo rigs, and this is where my love of music began.