Episode 5: Dingy Basement to Dreamy Guestroom

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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.
Check out Episode 5 of DIY Nearby to see how Michelle, with the help of DIYer Alicia W., turned her dingy basement into a luxurious guestroom, and get some helpful makeover tips that you can use yourself!

What's holding you back from redoing your basement? Share your DIY challenges with us in the comments!

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  • Dustin Estes Dustin Estes on May 27, 2018

    Why is the primer not tinted? I realize you painted the walls a cream or off white and the primer is white but tinting it off white as well would make the finish coat even more rich. Most primers can be tinted and although the tinted primer will not be the same as the paint color it still makes painting easier.

  • Sherry Sherry on May 27, 2018

    Your townhouse looks exactly like one I used to own; are you by chance in Duncansville, PA?

  • Mary DiGiallonardo Mary DiGiallonardo on May 27, 2018

    I thought the backboard look was a cool idea! However, I'm a freak about dust and spiders! In the top fold how do you keep the dust from collecting in the blinds? I know some are going to say dust but I hate to dust every day though I still have to do it. Spiders; OMGosh!!!! I'm deathly afraid of them! Doesn't matter what size! How can you prevent them from building any webs or coming crawling into the blind?


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