DIY Basement Ideas

Looking to turn that drab dirty basement into something functional and beautiful? Not sure exactly where to start or what tools you need? Take a look at the best, newest, and most popular basement projects Hometalk has to offer. Join the conversation on our popular discussion boards or ask that burning question you've been dying to get answered.

Top Projects for Basements

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DIY Basement Videos

Looking for videos on how to create the perfect basement? We've got you covered.

Episode 5: Dingy Basement to Dreamy Guestroom

< Previous episode | Next episode >Michelle was tired of her run-down basement and desperately wanted to give it a makeover. She was craving a functional and fashionable guestroom, but she didn't know where to start. Michelle decided to bring in Hometalk DIYer Alicia W. to help her plan a design, get the right materials, and get started on some simple updates to transform her space.

How to Frame a Basement Wall

I recently started finishing our basement. In this video, I'm sharing the process I've been following to add insulation and frame the perimeter walls. I'm using 2" thick XPS foamboard as insulation. The XPS gets glued to the foundation walls and when installed, will also act as a vapor barrier.On the basement floor, a pressure treated 2x4 board gets nailed down using a ramset fastener.The top board then gets installed and the wall studs get installed one at a time.

Is EPDM Liquid is good for waterproofing basement ?

Please suggest that Which one of the Liquid can be applied for waterproofing basement on a vertical surface?

A Cold Tiled Basement is Transformed Into a Fun Playroom for Kids

Houses typically come with a blank slate of concrete floors, framed and insulated exterior walls, and endless possibilities. Our basement came partially finished with carpet and tile flooring, but no ceiling and not to code plumbing, electrical and heating.

New Basement Projects

What's trending in the world of DIY basements? We have compiled it all here.

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Sewing Machine Cabinet Made Into Holiday Cooler
Trash Sewing Bench to Clothes Hamper
How To Make a Bench From a Chair Pair
Playroom Makeover {Before & After}
Two Pieces of Furniture From One, Do You Like It?
A Kitchen Cart Gets Repurposed Into A Unique Rolling Wine Bar
Drawer Finds a New Life as a Storage Ottoman
Retro Ashtray Table
Turn a Crib (baby Cot) Into a Bench
How to Make a Dream 'no Build' Potting Bench... in Minutes!
DIY Daybed Made From Old Door #DIYFurniture #BuildIt
Bedside Table Pet Bed
Recycling a Shipping Box
Turn an Old TV Table Into a Fun Place for Legos
Vintage Life Guard Stand Makes a GREAT Pool Side Mini Bar
Wood Spool Tops + Wood Coat Rack =...
Weekend Project – Installing New Stair Treads
Pallet Mini Bar
Amazing Dresser to Shelf Conversion DIY Upcycle Project
Bar Upgrade
DIY Floating Sideboard / Credenza
Repurposed Piano with many options for functionality
Industrial Cart Pallet Wood Coffee Table
Extra Attic Home Storage -- The Easy Way
Almost Made the Trash, Now It's the Hardest Working Piece in the House
Turn an Odd End Table Into a Game Table
Bar built from pallets and bamboo
Dinner And Music Have Always Been A Great Combination!
Additional Seating Needed
Kitchen Table Made From Recalimed Pallet Wood
Repurposed Nightstand Into Lemonade Stand
Garage Bar Build - Abbreviated Post
Cat Litter Bucket Re Use
A Family Heirloom Revival!
Addition of a fireplace and entertainment center in our home in Arizona
DIY Crate Stools for Toy Storage
Old Sewing Table Turned Food & Beverage Station
My Ranch-Style, Rustic Pallet Daybed
Vintage Settee Redo
Basement Renovation with Recreation Area and Kitchen ~ Greenwich, CT
A New Life for an Old Crib
MenDen Basement Finish. All Re-purposed Materials.
'80s Bath Gets a Whole New Look
Repurposed Window Cabinet
Dining Room Table Made of Salvage Pallet
IKEA Frosta Stool Hack | Round Upholstered Ottoman
Upcycling a Vintage Hutch Into 2 New Pieces
Twin Headboard Turned Bench
Red Pallet Coffee Table with Instructions
DIY Upcycled Bar Cart
DIY Faux Fireplace (for Dummies!)
Kitchen Island At The Beach
A Modern, Bright & Colorful Playroom Makeover
Abandoned Hutch Top Turned Curio