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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1 Pallet + 1 4x4 Post = Coffee Table
Repurposed T.v. Stand (pet Bed) With Wooden Chevron Patterned Top
DIY Dog Pallet Bed
Two Upcycled Projects From One Old Ladder
Painted Couch! YES, I said painted.
Mid Century Modern LEGO Table
Wall of built Ins out of IKEA Hemnes cabinets
Paper Mache Tree Stump Stool
Turn An Old Chair Into A Bench
Headboard Bench
Upcycle a Cable Spool Into a Bedside Table
Re-purposed bed to garden/porch bench.
Rustic Charmer: From Dresser to Entryway Table
Cat Litter Bucket Re Use
Turning Outdated Side Tables Into Benches
Make An Outdoor Buffet From An Old Door
Curbside Dresser Rescue
How to Turn a Door Into a Laundry Room Table #DIY #BuildIt
Metal Legs From a Plastic Chair Become Table Legs
Dresser turned Vanity
Drawer Finds a New Life as a Storage Ottoman
Playroom Makeover {Before & After}
A Family Heirloom Revival!
How To Make a Piano Bar #octfabflippincontest
Upcycled Hand Cart Coffee Table
Upcycle Kitchen Cabinets Into a One-of-a-Kind Desk!
No Money DIY Vintage Dresser Island
Our Dining Room Table We Made From Reclaimed Wood
Trash to Treasure Vintage Radio Cabinet
Bathroom Vanity from a Wall Cabinet
How to Hide an Electrical Panel While Keeping an Easy Access
Vintage Life Guard Stand Makes a GREAT Pool Side Mini Bar
Bottle Cap Mosaic Chairs
Vintage Settee Redo
DIY Crate Desk
DIY Antique Lock and Key Display Cabinet
From Rusted Umbrella Stand to Patio Table
Flowerpot Repurposed as a Side Table
Repurposed Entertainment Center (for Slimy Critter Fanatics)
Leftover Flooring Bench
I Made a Sofa Out of a Fold-up Cot.
Pallet Coffee Table - VIDEO
Apothecary Chest From Plain Dresser
Headboard Made From Dresser Mirror
Headboard From A Crib Rail
Bathroom Vanity
Take a Seat
My Uncles Old Shutters
Antique Trunk Makeover - Great for Storage
DIY: Humdrum Changing Table to Chic Storage Unit
Pallet Lounge Chair
50s Bike Turned Into a Priceless Credenza!
How to Build a Large Built-in Desk for Under $75
Cupboard Doors Turned Hall Tree
Spoiling the Dog! DIY Dog Bed {repurposed Dresser Drawer}
Repurposed Piano with many options for functionality