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Expand your home's square footage by using the basement for more than just storage. With simple updates, you can create a usable space that works hard and looks great, too. Use our basement decorating ideas to create a living room, bedroom, or media room for your lower level. Whether your space is a full, half, walkout, or cellar basement, you can transform the area with help from our decorating ideas, remodeling tips, how-to projects, storage solutions, and inspirational photos. We have a something for everyone: full-scale remodels to quick and easy updates that can be completed in a weekend or less. Our featured basement makeovers will inspire you to tackle your own area, and the before and after photos will make you look twice -- those really are the same basement spaces! When deciding what to do with your basement, think about how you want the space to function. Use our planning calculators for estimates on flooring and paint, and take our fun quizzes to determine your style personality, floor material preference, or even the colors that suit you best.

Before and After: Drab-to-Dapper Basement Makeover

Sprawling subterranean spaces often go unused. Increase the square footage of...

Basement Lighting Ideas

Create a well-lit basement using track lighting, recessed lighting, and other...

Basement Ceiling Ideas

Finishing a basement ceiling has two goals: to conceal ductwork and other...

Basement Stairway Ideas

Design a basement staircase that fits your space and complements the style of...

Basement Bedroom Ideas

Add an attractive, comfortable bedroom to the basement to welcome guests or...

Basement Family Room Ideas

Make your basement family room the place where everyone will want to hang out....

Basement Flooring Ideas

Choose durable, moisture-proof flooring for basement living areas.

Basement Remodeling Ideas

Dreary basements are a thing of the past. Tour these sun-filled and functional...

Basement Wall Ideas

Make your basement an inviting place with these stylish ideas for finishing...

10 Basement Remodeling Tips

Enhance the value of your home and increase your living space by finishing or...

Basement Storage Ideas

Storage space is often a necessity for basements. Find ideas here to determine...

Basement Bathroom Ideas

Whether you're finishing a basement or remodeling one, be sure to include a...

Storage Solutions for Finished Basements

The basement is one of the most versatile areas in the house. The secret to a...

Basement Heating and Cooling

Basement Heating and Cooling Options. Information for home design and...

10 Things to Know About Finishing a Basement

Create a lower level with high style and function.

Bright Basement Work Space

See a suburban basement transformed into a hardworking office and crafts haven...

Simple Projects for a Basement Family Room

Learn how you can transform an unfinished basement into a lovely and livable...

Before and After: Basement Makeover

Better Homes and Gardens' contributing editor Stephen Saint-Onge takes a...

Smart Tips for Finished Basements

Get the most from your lower level with these tips that will transform your...

Converting Basements into Living Space

Turn your basement into a room that looks and feels nothing like one.

Fixing Your Basement Floor

Try these tricks to fix your basement floor.

Basement Solutions for Real Life

Photos and ideas for real-life basement remodeling solutions.

Basement Conversions

If it feels like your home is bursting at the seams, renovating your basement...

Basement Remodeling

The secret to expanding the living area in this home lies below ground. A...

Basement Ideas

Home improvement ideas for basement design.

Finished Basement Tour

Photo tour of a finished basement remodeling project in a Craftsman style home.

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