Basement Remodeling

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We're renovating our basement to be a cool hangout space for grown-ups - our plans include a hobby room, bar area, storage, guest room, bathroom, family room and more. On a tiny budget!

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Adding bookshelf lighting can be simple. You don't need to pay an Electrician - there are simple ways to install library lights without complicated wiring. Here's how to install picture lights using the right products to make it easy.

How to Add Bookcase Lighting to Any Bookshelf (without an Electrician!)

4 ways to add lights pretty much anywhere - 3 don't require any wiring skills! Bookcase lighting can make a boring bookcase shine - literally! Adding bookshelf lighting can be simple. You don't need to pay an Electrician - there are simple ways to install library lights without complicated wiring. Here's how to install picture lights using the right products to make it easy. #ikeahack #bookshelf #howto #decorideas #lighting

We're making a DIY home pub and hobby room in our basement - and we're sharing our first mood board .

Cozy, Industrial Underground Basement Pub & Hobby Room (Reno Inspiration)

by Robin Get ready for another project filled room in our Basement Makeover series! We've already shared: our Basement Bathroom (that was a closet - and then featured in February's issue of Better Homes and

Learn how to make your tiny basement window look larger with this simple hack. This DIY window treatment will make you forget you are in a basement! Ready to live a rich life on a DIY budget? Get more tips, ideas and tutorials at frugalfamilytimes. Small Basements, Basement Ceiling, Basement Decor, Diy Window Treatments, Home Remodeling, Basement Window Treatments, Home Renovation, Home Improvement Contractors, Basement Windows

How to make a small basement window look big and beautiful

Learn how to make your tiny basement window look 3x larger with this simple hack. This DIY window treatment will make you forget you are in a basement! Ready to live a rich life on a DIY budget? Get more tips, ideas and tutorials at frugalfamilytimes.com! #basement #diytutorial #onabudget #diy

Metallic Gold and Soft Green Walls - a DIY paint alternative to pricey wallpaper | Frugal Family Times

Metallic Gold and Soft Green Walls - a DIY paint alternative to pricey wallpaper

by Robin We've never had a powder room before. I've always wanted one - they just sound classy - a room just for POWDERING things! How decadent! I hardly know what to powder (my nose?

Our latest DIY faux brick wall treatment looks so real! It's got the antique brick look with aged plaster that's so on-trend. You won't believe how affordable this real-looking fake brick wall is - and takes only basic DIY skills. Our tutorial shows you how to do a faux brick wall that's so realistic you'll fool everyone. Part of our basement wet bar makeover.

How to: Realistic DIY Faux Brick Wall with Plaster Treatment

Intro by Robin Steps by Ed Our DIY faux brick walls look so real! They look like they've been there for decades and give exactly the rustic aged charm and character we were looking for

Who doesn't need more storage?! We devised a DIY stair railing that looks sleek and modern and has a secret: hidden storage under stairs! Our basement stairs look great, are safe and hide some bulky items! Full how to tutorial here.

Hidden Storage Under Stairs (with Modern DIY Basement Railing)

Who doesn't need more storage?! We devised a DIY stair railing that looks sleek and modern and has a secret: hidden storage under stairs! Our basement stairs look great, are safe and hide some bulky items! Full how to tutorial here.

You don't have to live with a musty smell. There are some simple and affordable things you can do to solve your musty smell problem! If you have a basement cottage or cabin - you know how unpleasant musty smells can be. Musty Smell In House, Old House Smells, Diy Home Decor On A Budget, Affordable Home Decor, Add A Bathroom, Bathroom Hacks, How To Get Rid, How To Remove, Cleaning Hacks

Got a Musty Smell? Here's how to get rid of it.

You don't have to live with a musty smell. There are some simple and affordable things you can do to solve your musty smell problem! If you have a basement, cottage or cabin - you know how unpleasant musty smells can be. #housekeeping #smellhacks #smell

Wood Herringbone Ceiling (A DIY Basement Ceiling Idea!

How to make a small basement window look big and beautiful

Here's how to make a small basement window look bigger and beautiful. It cost <$50! Part of our budget basement makeover. So many affordable DIY ideas! Green walls ~ white trim ~ shutters ~ wood ceiling #window #basement #windowtreatment #howto #diy

How to Make a Basement Plywood Ceiling (that looks like wood paneling!) How to Make a Basement Plywood Ceiling (that looks like wood paneling!

How to Make a Basement Plywood Ceiling (that looks like wood paneling!)

The beauty of a wood ceiling on a budget! It doesn't look like a plywood ceiling at all. Are you looking for basement ceiling options? We were too. We wanted an idea for our low basement ceiling - we found one! A special plywood. This inexpensive idea cost about $1.50 a square foot. This is a great basement ceiling on a budget! #diy #decor #budgetdecor #basement #ceiling

This fireplace looks so real - yet it was so simple to build! Here& how to build a faux fireplace in a corner (with German schmear brick). Also we built a faux reclaimed wood mantle. A corner fireplace can look great and here& how. Brick Fireplace, Home Improvement Projects, Build A Fireplace, Diy Bedroom Decor, Affordable Home Decor, Home Decor, Faux Brick Panels, Fireplace, Faux Fireplace

How to Build a Faux Fireplace in a Corner (with German Schmear Brick treatment)

This fireplace looks so real - yet it was so simple to build! Here's how to build a faux fireplace in a corner (with German schmear brick). Also we built a faux reclaimed wood mantle. A corner fireplace can look great and here's how. #howto #diy #fauxfireplace #electricfireplace #basement #cornerfireplace

Remodeling the basement Inspiration: Cozy, industrial underground pub & hobby room We are … – cozy home warm

Basement Remodel Inspiration: Cozy, Industrial Underground Pub & Hobby Room

We're making a DIY home pub and hobby room in our basement - and we're sharing our design inspiration: Cozy Industrial Underground. It's going to have warm wood, copper accents, exposed brick walls, painted exposed ceiling and so much more! Our basement pub will do double duty as a hobby craft room with hidden built-in storage and more. A rustic, industrial, moody finished basement remodel with bar is our vision - and it's coming soon. (See post for photo sources.) #basement #craftroom #bar

Mar 21 2020 Wish you had space for a mudroom? We made an organized entryway mudroom space in a tiny st Mudroom, Modern House Design, Small Mudroom Ideas, Tiny Entryway, Affordable Home Decor, Home Decor, Entryway Storage, Built In Storage, Storage

No Space for a Mudroom? You might! Here's how we built in mudroom storage in a TINY space!

by Robin The built in mudroom storage you see above? It used to be a flat blank wall. Boring and not very useful - there was room for maybe 4 hooks and that's it. Storing

May 2020 - This fireplace looks so real - yet it was so simple to build! Here's how to build a faux fireplace in a corner (with German schmear brick). Also we built a faux reclaimed wood mantle. A corner fireplace can look great and here's how. Decor, Brick Fireplace, Home Projects, Corner Fireplace, Affordable Home Decor, Home Decor, Faux Brick Panels, Fireplace, Faux Fireplace

How to Build a Faux Fireplace in a Corner (with German Schmear Brick treatment)

This fireplace looks so real - yet it was so simple to build! Here's how to build a faux fireplace in a corner (with German schmear brick). Also we built a faux reclaimed wood mantle. A corner fireplace can look great and here's how. #howto #diy #fauxfireplace #electricfireplace #basement #cornerfireplace

Are you looking for basement ceiling options? We wanted an idea for our low basement ceiling – we found one! A special plywood. This idea incorporates the beauty of a wood ceiling on a tiny budget. This… Continue Reading → Small Basements, Low Ceiling, Plywood Ceiling, Basement Decor, Basement Ceiling Options, Low Ceiling Basement, Living Spaces, Home Remodeling, Home Decor

How to Make a Basement Plywood Ceiling (that looks like wood paneling!)

Are you looking for basement ceiling options? We were too. We wanted an idea for our low basement ceiling - we found one! A special plywood. This idea incorporates the beauty of a wood ceiling on a tiny budget. This inexpensive idea cost about $1.50 a square foot. This is a great basement ceiling on a budget! #diy #decor #budgetdecor #basement #ceiling #frugalfamilytimes #BasementBar

A DIY IKEA built in bookcase is an affordable and quite simple to build. Here is our step-by-step tutorial for how to make wall-to-wall bookshelves using whiteIKEA Billy bookcases. We used the Oxberg doors for hidden storage underneath. Also brass library Wall Bookshelves, Diy Furniture, Bookshelves Diy, Ikea Hack, Diy Home Decor, Bookcase, Ikea Bookshelves, Ikea Billy Bookcase, Ikea Built In

How to Make a DIY Wall-to-Wall Bookcase (An IKEA Billy Bookcase Built in)

A DIY IKEA built in bookcase is an affordable and quite simple to build. Here is our step-by-step tutorial for how to make wall-to-wall bookshelves using IKEA Billy bookcases. We used the Oxberg doors for hidden storage underneath. Also brass library lights. Another great IKEA hack! We might be addicts now. #ikeahack #bookcase #built-ins #DIY #basement

How to DIY a Media Cabinet Built-in. We hid all our electronics and the TV to make a media room with style. This media cabinet is made with prefab kitchen cupboards, custom doors and a chunky wood top. The decorative doors have a secret – you can use the Decor, Diy Furniture, Prefab Cabinets, Diy Cupboards, Home Decor, Built In Tv Cabinet, Diy Furniture Projects, Media Cabinet, Kitchen Renovation

DIY Media Cabinet Built-in - that looks great and hides everything!

How to DIY a Media Cabinet Built-in. We hid all our electronics and the TV to make a media room with style. This media cabinet is made with prefab kitchen cupboards, custom doors and a chunky wood top. The decorative doors have a secret - you can use the remotes through the metal screen! #howto #diy #mediacabinet #mediaroom #builtins #basementideas #frugalfamilytimes