3 DIY Ways to Totally Change Your Basement’s Look

If you’re looking for a way to change how your basement looks, chances are that you’re going to mostly think about very wide, sweeping changes, often changes that require an expert’s help. Although this is a normal way to think about basement changes, it’s also not the only way to change things in your basement. Here are three DIY basement changes that you can implement yourself to radically change how the basement looks.

1. Add a Basement Storage System

Especially if you don’t currently have a basement storage system, it could absolutely astonish you how different your basement looks with the help of a storage system. All you need are some basement shelves, a few plastic boxes, and some cabinets from a furniture store if you want to get a bit fancy.

A storage system can help your basement look nicer, but it can also help it function more easily. You don’t want your basement to be a place where you randomly throw all your junk, after all. You want your basement to be a storage area where you can find items and add new ones.

2. Paint the Basement Walls

Painting is another great way to liven up a room. After all, painting a room makes it look totally different. Especially if your basement walls are currently the dingy grey of concrete, chances are that you’re tired of looking at the current walls. A fresh coat of paint could help that.

Make sure that you use the right type of paint for this. A primer layer is definitely a necessity, as is the type of paint that will last the longest on your basement walls. It’s also important to invest in basement waterproofing before you start your basement wall painting, not after, as a humid environment will quickly deteriorate the paint.

3. Change out Drop Ceiling Tiles

Most people know drop ceiling tiles because they’re common, not because they look great. Unfortunately, while drop ceilings can provide great access to electricity and plumbing underneath the home, they can also look very dated and end up with stains very easily.

That’s why many people are moving to add vinyl replacement tiles into drop ceilings. With a vinyl replacement tile, you can make your ceiling look totally different without having to change any of the structure. Just measure your T-bar grid to make sure the vinyl replacement tiles will slot in accurately, then remove and replace them on your own.

Conclusion

These three methods of changing your basement’s look are 100% DIY and very easy to do even for absolute beginners. Plus, you can accomplish all of these DIY changes in just a few days, making it a great weekend or two-weekend project. If you want to infuse your own personal style into your basement, there’s no better option than to consider one of these DIY solutions. Try out one of them today – you might finally understand why people love DIY fixes so much.

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