An unfinished basement, with its concrete floor and exposed joists, may seem dreary and cold. But in reality it is an enormous blank canvas just waiting for your inspired ideas and artistic vision. The fact is, you don't really need niceties like drywall and recessed lighting to create an inviting space.  Before you begin, do what you need to do to make sure the space is dry and clean. Fix any water issues and apply waterproofing if necessary. Unfinished concrete flooring will produce fine…

12 Finishing Touches for Your Unfinished Basement

An unfinished basement, with its concrete floor and exposed joists, may seem dreary and cold. But in reality it is an enormous blank canvas just waiting for your inspired ideas and artistic vision. The fact is, you don

BASIC IDEA OF OVERALL LOOK: basement  need lots of lighting, and lighter color choices brighten the rooms

Want to open up the wall on the bottom of the basement stairs like this! BASIC IDEA OF OVERALL LOOK: basement need lots of lighting, and lighter color choices brighten the rooms

Is it time to give your basement a new look? Because many underground living spaces suffer from the same problems, such as low ceilings and small windows, you'll find that lots of homeowners and designers have already hit on some great solutions for making the most of these downstairs spaces. A well-executed basement makeover can provide your family with extra living space, and may even save you the time, money, and hassle of moving to a larger home. Before embarking on an extreme basement…

Life Underground: 10 Beautiful Basement Makeovers

Before & After: Lacey's Multifunctional Basement — The Big Reveal Room Makeover Contest 2015 | Apartment Therapy

Before & After: Lacey's Multifunctional Basement — The Big Reveal Room Makeover Contest 2015

Before & After: Lacey's Multifunctional Basement — The Big Reveal Room Makeover Contest 2015 Apartment Therapy

Family room. The original room with the pine panelling was great when the kids were little but felt dated, dirty and dark. Time to refresh Dify Style. Paint and Slipcovers and the room is completely transformed. By DIFY Design

Top Modern Bungalow Design

The original room with the pine panelling was great when the kids were little but felt dated, dirty and dark. Time to refresh Dify Style. Paint and Slipcovers and the room is completely transformed. By DIFY Design (Diy Wood Work Home Office)

"Finishing a Basement on a Budget" - I would love to do this to my basement -- put down laminate "wood" floors or put epoxy on the concrete floors, paint the co…

"Finishing a Basement on a Budget"

An unfinished basement: stain the ceiling, paint the walls, put in wooden floors. The stain on the unfinished ceiling gives it a finished look.

Staircase Makeover: How to Install molding - Remington Avenue

Staircase Makeover: How to Install molding

Young House Love tackles the basement - good tips on tackling mildew!  ew!

Waterproofing A Basement And Getting Rid Of Mold & Mildew Is No Easy Feat

So we started the big basement makeover and let's just say it's proving to be quite a challenge. Good thing we love a challenge.

Put curtains off the sides to make it look longer    Barn door shutters for the basement windows: added security, too (I prefer the Z style doors to the ones in this photo)

Barn door shutters for the ranch windows in the bedroom. (I prefer the Z style doors to the ones in this photo)

Basement Laundry Room Makeover Ideas, How to Finish a Basement Laundry Room, Spruce Up Basement Laundry,  #Basement #Makeover

Incredibly Basement Laundry Room Inspiration Ideas

Basement Laundry Room Makeover Ideas, How to Finish a Basement Laundry Room, Spruce Up Basement Laundry,  #Basement #Makeover

Incredibly Basement Laundry Room Inspiration Ideas

Kvartal ceiling mounted curtain system (Ikea) Like this,idea of hiding the ugly water heater,while still allowing it ventilation.

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