Basement Makeovers ~ A Curated Hometalk Board

March 10, 2015



15 Basement Makeover Ideas

Last fall, my husband and I finally got around to updating our super kid friendly (um...messy) basement. We picked up a few items at the thrift store, I added several creative DIYs and poof, our mismatched space became a cohesive and cozy grown up room that we all love.


It wasn't a budget buster, yet the transformation was very dramatic.  We spent tons of time down there this winter, as it's become our new favorite room in the house ~ definitely time and money well spent.

So, when Hometalk asked me if I would like to curate a board for them and include my favorite basement makeovers, I was thrilled. There are truly so many inspiring people out there, refinishing their underground spaces to make them more functional, while creating extra livable square footage.

I clipped 15 of my favorite ideas to my Basement Makeovers board. If you love before and afters, you must check it out. Whether you are dreaming of a man cave, a playroom, a basement den or simple style tweaks, I have included them all right here.


Of course, now that I have been looking around I have some updates I would love to make in my own renovated space. For example, I think it would really kick the style of my basement up a notch if we boxed out the painted support posts and header with wood!

Go take a peek and let me know what you think!

While you are poking around Hometalk, check out my other board on Easy DIY Valances, because you know that basement makeover won't be complete without window treatments! ;)


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28 comments:

  1. Wow, Kim, that basement redo is amazing!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly, we really enjoy the space now!

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  2. Hello,
    As you know, we will be taking on a big basement re do! If this weather holds, maybe they can dig and tear down the old wall and put up the new in April. I am praying for that. I really want to get this over with.
    Thank you for the tips for the fun part.
    Carla

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    1. Sounds like a big job, Carla! I wish you great weather so you can get started! I bet it will be fabulous when it's done!

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  3. That's neat! It's amazing what people can do now with the bigger windows they put in them. Homes don't usually have basements here, probably because the ground is so hard, but it definitely would keep a home cooler.

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    1. It's funny how certain parts of the country don't have basements, while others do, Su. I guess it's all about adapting to the climate! :)

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  4. Living next to the ocean we don't have basements here. But in the past we have had and they do definitely add some great space to your home. Love your board - so much great inspiration there. Think I will be browsing for a while. Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy! We live near the beach, too, but we are in the part of the neighborhood that does have a basement. I think I would miss the room tremendously if we didn't have it.

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  5. Do you know I miss having a basement. I remember we had one up north, but living in Fl you don't get one. Its like having extra apt with you have a basement. Lovely ideas.

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    1. I think I would have a hard time adjusting to a home without a basement, too, Vanessa. Although, a winter without snow, might make the trade off worth it! ;)

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  6. Your basement redo is awesome! Love how you were able to create a space for you behind the couch area, and the fireplace add a special touch of ambiance to the room! I think its great that you can craft and be with the family too in such a great use of space!

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    1. I love that silly fake fireplace! It’s been a really long, cold winter here and it made it a little more bearable to be able to retreat to that space with the whole family and hang out! :) Thanks for the visit!

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  7. My basement is my bedroom, because I live in what I think is the old servants quarters, which fits lol I'm on the side of a mountain, which I think is the only reason I have a downstairs, basementy type space,

    Love the remodel though and I definitely think that if you boxed out the support posts and header with wood it would look great, although they're pretty the way they are too :)


    xo,
    rue

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    1. My sister used to live in the carriage house of an old mansion and it was the most charming house I have ever seen. Don't you love history like that...wait, yes, I know you do! ;)

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  8. I've got a couple rooms in my basement that are in desperate need of redecorating. Love these ideas!

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    1. I'm so glad you found some inspiration, Bobbie. I had fun poking around the site...lots of pretty makeovers! Thanks for the comment!

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  9. So many interesting ideas. How great that you were asked to do a board for them. Your basement looks great. Nice that you got everyone's input, I bet it really makes the space function well.

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    1. It does function well now, Lorri, thanks! Of course, the kids still get the run of the place, but when I do get to hang out down there, it is a pleasure!

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  10. Great job, Kim! You really created a very nice space for your family.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. It's always worked well for the kids, now it works well for me, too! ;)

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  11. I love having a finished basement as I have a great laundry room, tv area and storage area for all of my kitchen things and a food pantry! You have a very nice basement. Have a wonderful day.
    Julie xo

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    1. It sounds like you have a great basement, Julie! Isn’t the extra space wonderful?

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  12. Hi KIm! This is the first time we've ever had a basement but I wish we had a finished basement! But I love the storage.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Extra storage is always a good thing, Sheila! Maybe someday you'll finish that basement, I bet you would decorate it beautifully!! :)

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  13. Great ideas for the basement! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  14. Imagine my surprise to see my basement on the upper left corner of your selection. It's a compliment! Thanks

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    1. It's a beautiful space, Terry! I am so glad that I was able to feature it and so happy that you saw it! :)

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