Simple basement updates can create a usable space that works hard and looks great, too. You can pull off a basement remodeling project with help from our decorating ideas and inspirational photos. Our featured basement makeovers will inspire you to tackle your own area, and the before and after photos will make you look twice.

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How to Build a Dry Bar

Get the look of a fancy built-in bar for less. Build a frame around a prefinished upper cabinet and a mini fridge with inexpensive stock lumber to create this custom piece of furniture in a few hours.

DIY Basement Makeover

Make your basement a room you actually want to spend time in—and would want guests to use. In just 48 hours, this basement went from a room without a purpose to a space worthy of it's own Airbnb listing. Learn how three simple DIY projects made this finished basement a perfect spot for hosting.

Mission: Man Cave

The modern man cave design is more than just worn-in recliners and sports memorabilia. The walls don't need to be drab, and collections don't have to add clutter. Update your man cave with a masculine vibe that puts style front and center.

Before and After: Drab-to-Dapper Basement Makeover

Sprawling subterranean spaces often go unused. Increase the square footage of your home by upgrading your basement. Use these inspiring tips and affordable upgrades to launch your own basement transformation.

Basement Remodeling Ideas

Dreary basements are a thing of the past. Tour these sun-filled and functional living spaces to find inspiration for your own basement.

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Basement Wall Ideas

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

Basement Flooring Ideas

With so many basement flooring options, it can be intimidating choosing the best material for your space. We'll help you decide on a durable, moisture-proof flooring for your basement living area.