Basement Solutions for Real Life
Photos and ideas for real-life basement remodeling solutions.
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Streamline Media Storage
Create a smooth look out of multiple components with a customized media storage system. With cords and cases hidden, black boxes minimized, and room for display, this wall becomes a stylish focal point in a finished basement.
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Use Storage in the Stairway
Maximize basement storage by utilizing a sliver of space by the stairs. This wall of open shelves offers just enough depth to store books and small mementos.
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Separate Spaces for Privacy
Privacy curtains on a ceiling-mounted track can give a single room dual function. This curtain separates office space from TV viewing.
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Build Understair Storage
Make storage shelves fit the space you have. The spot under the stairs is perfect for shelving to hold totes filled with out-of-season gear.
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Brighten Up the Space
Sconces and recessed lighting boost the brightness of this active basement, which benefits from high ceilings and a pair of daylight windows.
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Double the Function
No room to work out? No sweat! Curtain off a laundry zone along one wall, then make way for the treadmill, weights, and other equipment. A ceiling fan and TV make it feel like a posh home gym.
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Create a Smart Laundry Area
Banish a creepy basement laundry room with a suspended ceiling and bright lighting—from the window and overhead fixtures. Ample cabinets, a double sink, and built-in shelves sized to hold laundry baskets make wash day a dream.
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Add Home Office Space
When you have work to do, a well-outfitted basement home office could be your refuge. Expansive storage, abundant lighting, and a double desk make this space feel like the corner office.
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Add a Kitchen Area
Why haul dishes and snacks up and down the stairs? Instead, create a mini kitchen in your basement. This one aligns a microwave, sink, and dishwasher on one wall, making entertaining a breeze.
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Create a Corner Workshop
A workbench with wall-mounted storage, a comfy foot pad, and a sawdust removal system makes a corner workshop a reality.
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Create a Kids' Room
Separate a homework zone from the play zone with a dividing wall that holds the TV. Chalkboard-paint walls keep the creativity high; ample lighting keeps the basement space bright.
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Add a Crafts Room
With white walls and green cabinets, a basement crafts room can have a sunny outlook. Smart storage includes shallow drawers for wrappings, dowels for ribbon spools, and cubbies for tools and supplies.