19 Brilliant Ways to Organize a Basement

You can create a beautiful space by properly organizing your basement. Although a basement can be a bit of a dumping ground for unused items, organizing a basement can both improve the aesthetic of the room and make it easy to find everything you’re looking for. With the help of these basement organization ideas from the Hometalk community, you’ll find it easy to create a smart and beautiful space.

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1. Use Store-Bought Shelf Organizers

Hometalker Bobbie Ramsey configured store-bought options to realize his dream of having a whole wall of shelves. He assembled the organizer units per their instructions

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2. Add Boot Drying Areas and Storage Benches

A DIY basement and mudroom area is great for anyone with pets or kids. Hometalker Mary used scrap wood she had available to build a bench with cubbies beneath for

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3. Create a Whole Wall of Storage

If you’re wondering how to organize an unfinished basement, then take a note out of No. 29 Design’s book. She started by adding overhead lighting, storage closets and a

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4. Sliding Storage Shelves

These deep shelves hold a lot of stuff and, because they slide, you can reach everything at the back easily. To start the project, Hometalker Eileen constructed three

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5. The Perfect Blend of Storage and Play

Functional storage spaces can also be stylish. After clearing everything out of her basement and painting the floors, Hometalker Gretchen built a shelf for family games.

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6. Chic, Crafty Basement Storage Units

If you’re looking to transform your basement into a living room rather than just a storage space, these rolling storage ottomans are great. Hometalker Meredith uses hers

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7. Storage for Kids and Adults Alike

Great basement organization storage ideas suit kids and parents alike. Hometalker Keitha created a storage space that’s both a man cave and a playroom. She did this by

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8. Ladder Projects for Small Basements

By adding shelves to a ladder, you can create a neat storage space that doesn’t take up much room in the home. Hometalker Dami B added a piece of wood in the middle of

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9. Create a Retreat Under the Stairs

Even the smallest nook can be a stylish storage spot. Hometalker Sue Purdy transformed her under-utilized basement staircase into a cozy reading nook. Under the bench,

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10. Chalkboard Fun Storage

Practical storage space can also be fun for kids. Hometalker Katie Reed is in the process of transforming her basement storage into a craft room. To start the process,

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11. From Laundry Closet to Pantry

Laundry closets are staples in many basements. Hometalker The 2 Seasons converted hers by changing from folding doors to French doors. This freed up the sides of the

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12. Storage to Stop Mud and Rain

If you enter and exit your basement to go for muddy dog walks, then replicate something like this boot room created by Hometalker Ashley Harding. As well as keeping the

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13. Maximize Space in Wooden Storage Chests

Hometalker Jasmin’s really set the standard when it comes to storage trunks. She’s transformed this wooden trunk inside and out, so it would be the pride and place of any

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14. Create Space in an Unfinished Basement

It can be difficult to know how to organize an unfinished basement. But, all you need are tote boxes, shoe bags, bins, shelves, and plenty of hard work. Move everything

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15. Organizing Basement Storage: Racks

One of the best basement organization ideas is to start organizing it before it gets on top of you. Hometalker Rita C learned the hard way, and it took her 70 hours to

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16. Organizing Basement Storage: Tools

The basement is the perfect place for DIY. However, there’s nothing more annoying than trying to complete a DIY job and struggling to find the tool you need. To overcome

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17. Organize an Unfinished Basement: Shelves

Shelves are one of the most popular basement organization storage ideas. Open shelves like these from Hometalker SweetPea Paula are great if you have a lot of stuff and

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18. Make Your Basement Storage Pretty

The best basement storage ideas are pretty and practical. Hometalker Shannon updated her basement using colorful storage solutions. This is a great way to organize an

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19. Build Cabinets and a Bar

If you’re looking to transform your unfinished basement, then adding a bar is not only fun, but it also helps with storage. This is because you can move a lot of items

See more

19 Brilliant Ways to Organize a Basement

You can create a beautiful space by properly organizing your basement. Although a basement can be a bit of a dumping ground for unused items, organizing a basement can both improve the aesthetic of the room and make it easy to find everything you’re looking for. With the help of these basement organization ideas from the Hometalk community, you’ll find it easy to create a smart and beautiful space.

By Best Of Hometalk

1. Use Store-Bought Shelf Organizers

Hometalker Bobbie Ramsey configured store-bought options to realize his dream of having a whole wall of shelves. He assembled the organizer units per their instructions

See more

2. Add Boot Drying Areas and Storage Benches

A DIY basement and mudroom area is great for anyone with pets or kids. Hometalker Mary used scrap wood she had available to build a bench with cubbies beneath for

See more

3. Create a Whole Wall of Storage

If you’re wondering how to organize an unfinished basement, then take a note out of No. 29 Design’s book. She started by adding overhead lighting, storage closets and a

See more

4. Sliding Storage Shelves

These deep shelves hold a lot of stuff and, because they slide, you can reach everything at the back easily. To start the project, Hometalker Eileen constructed three

See more

5. The Perfect Blend of Storage and Play

Functional storage spaces can also be stylish. After clearing everything out of her basement and painting the floors, Hometalker Gretchen built a shelf for family games.

See more

6. Chic, Crafty Basement Storage Units

If you’re looking to transform your basement into a living room rather than just a storage space, these rolling storage ottomans are great. Hometalker Meredith uses hers

See more

7. Storage for Kids and Adults Alike

Great basement organization storage ideas suit kids and parents alike. Hometalker Keitha created a storage space that’s both a man cave and a playroom. She did this by

See more

8. Ladder Projects for Small Basements

By adding shelves to a ladder, you can create a neat storage space that doesn’t take up much room in the home. Hometalker Dami B added a piece of wood in the middle of

See more

9. Create a Retreat Under the Stairs

Even the smallest nook can be a stylish storage spot. Hometalker Sue Purdy transformed her under-utilized basement staircase into a cozy reading nook. Under the bench,

See more

10. Chalkboard Fun Storage

Practical storage space can also be fun for kids. Hometalker Katie Reed is in the process of transforming her basement storage into a craft room. To start the process,

See more

11. From Laundry Closet to Pantry

Laundry closets are staples in many basements. Hometalker The 2 Seasons converted hers by changing from folding doors to French doors. This freed up the sides of the

See more

12. Storage to Stop Mud and Rain

If you enter and exit your basement to go for muddy dog walks, then replicate something like this boot room created by Hometalker Ashley Harding. As well as keeping the

See more

13. Maximize Space in Wooden Storage Chests

Hometalker Jasmin’s really set the standard when it comes to storage trunks. She’s transformed this wooden trunk inside and out, so it would be the pride and place of any

See more

14. Create Space in an Unfinished Basement

It can be difficult to know how to organize an unfinished basement. But, all you need are tote boxes, shoe bags, bins, shelves, and plenty of hard work. Move everything

See more

15. Organizing Basement Storage: Racks

One of the best basement organization ideas is to start organizing it before it gets on top of you. Hometalker Rita C learned the hard way, and it took her 70 hours to

See more

16. Organizing Basement Storage: Tools

The basement is the perfect place for DIY. However, there’s nothing more annoying than trying to complete a DIY job and struggling to find the tool you need. To overcome

See more

17. Organize an Unfinished Basement: Shelves

Shelves are one of the most popular basement organization storage ideas. Open shelves like these from Hometalker SweetPea Paula are great if you have a lot of stuff and

See more

18. Make Your Basement Storage Pretty

The best basement storage ideas are pretty and practical. Hometalker Shannon updated her basement using colorful storage solutions. This is a great way to organize an

See more

19. Build Cabinets and a Bar

If you’re looking to transform your unfinished basement, then adding a bar is not only fun, but it also helps with storage. This is because you can move a lot of items

See more