No matter how big or small your budget may be, you can easily turn your basement from drab to fab with just a few items. Whether you have a finished or unfinished basement, these ideas can transform your basement into a guest bedroom, workout room, or your very own craft room! Don’t leave your basement untouched when it can be an inviting room for all to enjoy, with these seven fabulous makeover ideas.
1. Nautical Escape
Teens need their own space, a space that is not only functional but inspiring too. Using tongue and groove styled wood planks to dress up the walls, you can easily turn your basement into a nautical sanctuary where your kids can escape the worries of school, and hang out with their friends.
2. Craft Studio
You don’t need a million dollars, or even a thousand dollars, to turn your basement into a fabulously pink and glittery craft studio. All you need is a little paint and contact paper to give industrial shelves a more modern look, a fun chair and area rug, a few personalized accessories, and an easy to DIY craft desk to create your new space.
3. Workout Space
When trying to stay fit and healthy, exercising in a dreary room isn’t going to keep you motivated for too long. Transform your basement into a workout space that actually looks fun to sweat in! Design a striking accent wall using painters tape and two contrasting paint colors, and a cement chalkboard wall to help you stay on track. Add rubber matted flooring, a few colorful weights and kettle-bells, and you are ready to get your workout on!
4. Chic Laundry Room
Laundry rooms are no longer the scary, dark, and damp basements you remember venturing into when you were a child. Today they are sophisticated spaces that feature painted floors, bright colored walls, and creative lighting that make it enjoyable to fold clothes!
5. Kid’s Hangout
Little ones need a hangout space where they can get creative, learn, play, and maybe even take a nap. You can easily makeover an empty basement into a playroom by creating a chalkboard wall, adding a few fun storage pieces for their toys, DIYing a puppet theater, and finishing the space off with a kid friendly table and colorful area rug.
6. Entertainment Room
It’s not necessary to have a huge budget, stadium theater seats, or a projection screen to turn your basement into an awesome family entertainment room. You can still enjoy your favorite films in style, on a smaller budget. Just use a little creativity, a few thrift store items, and pieces you already own to help complete the space and make your movie dreams come true.
7. Mom & Pop’s Pub
Instead of going out on Friday night to your local bar, makeover your basement so you can just walk downstairs to hang out at your own pub! Stock it up with your favorite craft beers, DIY a cool wine rack to hang on the wall, grab a dart board and a few other classic bar games and get ready to host trivia night for all of your friends.
Do you have plans to makeover your empty basement, which of these ideas suit your needs best?
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