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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Material Of The Week: Milk Crates
Book Shelf Turned Bar Cart
50s Bike Turned Into a Priceless Credenza!
Two Upcycled Projects From One Old Ladder
Upcycled Door & Beams Turned Irish Pub Style Bar!
Repurposed TV Hutch Top Now a Gorgeous Farmhouse Style Cabinet
Elegant Bedroom Bunny Hutch From Dresser
DIY Crate Stools for Toy Storage
I Made a Sofa Out of a Fold-up Cot.
Repurposed Dresser to Bench
DIY Weathered Barn Wood Stain
Repurposed Piano with many options for functionality
Entertainment Center Becomes a Great Upcycled Entryway Bench!
Basement Craft Room Ceiling
Headboard Makeover
Miniature Dollhouse Leather Couch Tutorial
Upcycling a Vintage Hutch Into 2 New Pieces
DIY Litter Box Hider
How to Make an Old Couch New Again for $10
A Coffee Bar From an Old Dresser
Peek-a-Boo Changing Table
Faux Mantel From an Old China Hutch
You want a fancy French daybed? Well, lets make one!
Basement Concession Stand
How to Build a Shiplap Headboard
Repurposing an Outdated Entertainment Unit.
Repurposed Dresser Into Patio Entertaining Island
Livestock Water Trough Turned Coffee Table
A "Tie-Dye for" Set of Barstools!
Upcycled/Repurposed Crib into Toy Box Bench
Tired Old Sofa Turned Into a Blissful Place to Be Tired!
Round Coffee Table Turns Into Tufted Ottoman
Cat Litter Bucket Re Use
DIY Outdoor Pallet Table - (First Woodworking Attempt)
Repurposing Old Drawers
From This to That - An Old Desk Gets a New Life as a Kitchen Island
Fire pit Table Top
Changing Table to Bar Cart
Repurposed Door Hall Tree
How To Turn A Tree Into A Table
Kitchen Island Made From Old Dresser
China Hutch Repurposed Into a Flat Screen TV Stand
Sofa "Baseboard" Hides Ugly Cords & Mechanics
Distressed Paris Grey Bar Stools
DIY Crate Desk
Steamer Trunk Handle Repair
Fainting Couch Revival
Personalize Any Project Using Freezer Paper!!
How to Build a Bench Out of an Old Door
Upcycled Pickup Tool Box
Kitchen Cabinet Turned Roll-away Cart/Moveable Island
Repurposed Curtains Into Chair Cushions
DIY Pallet Bookshelf for Kids
Amazing Dresser to Shelf Conversion DIY Upcycle Project
Old Desk... Home Bar!
Up-cycling an Obsolete Entertainment Center
Repurposed Entertainment Center (for Slimy Critter Fanatics)
Board Game Wall Art- Accent Wall Gameroom