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Basement Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring basement ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

5 Simple Basement Storage Ideas

Whether using basement storage shelves or making use of dead space under the stairs, cleaning up clutter to stay organized is paramount to both your comfort and sanity. And with these unfinished basement storage ideas, you can make use of every bit of leftover space to further streamline your home—and your life.

The Best Flooring Options for Basements

Find the best flooring option for your basement by comparing cost, comfort, durability, appearance, and installation details.

Before and After Basement: Loft-Like Lower Level

Removing a warren of posts and partition walls opens up a bright, fun family space downstairs.

Paint a Concrete Floor to Look Like Tile

A savvy DIYer transforms concrete with a trompe l’oeil pattern

Basement Remodel: Mid-century Modern Guest Suite and Living Area

A finished basement suite entices friends and future grandparents in the best living space redo from the Search for America's Best Remodel 2015

Best Basements Before and Afters 2015

The editors of This Old House pick the best basement remodels from this year's annual Search for America's Best Remodel Contest

Basement Bonus Rooms

16 smart ways to turn dead space into a comfy place for unwinding, entertaining, and working

A Second Chance: From Raw Basement to Family Room

An unfinished basement goes from cold and empty to warm and cozy

Your Basement: Why Add on When You Can Add Under?

Your basement is valuable real estate, and it's an ideal place for the low-cost extra bedroom, family room or workout space you've always wanted

A Cellar in the Basement

A little imagination and a lot of work turn a forgotten store room into a cool, dark cellar where wine can age gracefully.