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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Tired of your television always being the center focal point of design? Make this DIY Easy, Rustic Hidden TV Cabinet with Mirrors tutorial that includes pictures for a step-by-step instructions on how to build your own Joanna Gaines and Pottery Barn inspired cabinets with doors. | Frugal Family Times | #diyfurniture #farmhouse #livingroom #tv #hidetv

Make a Hidden TV Cabinet with Mirrors (Inspired by Joanna Gaines & Pottery Barn)

Tired of your television always being the center focal point of design? Make this DIY Easy, Rustic Hidden TV Cabinet with Mirrors tutorial that includes pictures for a step-by-step instructions on how to build your own Joanna Gaines and Pottery Barn inspired cabinets with doors. | Frugal Family Times | #diyfurniture #farmhouse #livingroom #tv #hidetv

Wondering how to make basement windows look bigger? If you're stuck with a small basement window - that's up really high - we feel your pain and came up with a solution! Faux windows covered in blinds make this weird basement window make sense. Sage green panelling, white bedding, farmhouse side tables, clear glass lamps and painted faux brick make this guest bedroom airy and cozy. #basement #budgetdecor #farmhouse #cottagedecor #bedroom

How to Make Basement Windows Look Bigger (with just Trim and Blinds!)

Wondering how to make basement windows look bigger? If you're stuck with a small basement window - that's up really high - we feel your pain and came up with a solution! Faux windows covered in blinds make this weird basement window make sense. Sage green panelling, white bedding, farmhouse side tables, clear glass lamps and painted faux brick make this guest bedroom airy and cozy. #basement #budgetdecor #farmhouse #cottagedecor #bedroom

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

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 of design inspiration. 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 lots of hidden built-in storage and more. An rustic, industrial, moody finished basement with bar is our vision - and it's coming soon. (See the post for photo sources.) #basement #hobbyroom…

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 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

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. #housekeeping #smellhacks #smell

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

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 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

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

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'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

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

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

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

Wish you had space for a mudroom?You just might! We made an organized entryway mudroom space in a tiny stair landing! A built in mudroom may be your entryway storage solution too. We focused our DIY skills on adding a mudroom in a small space - and we've small mudroom ideas for you too! #mudroom #smallspace #entryway #storage #builtin

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

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

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 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

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