Unfinished Basement Remodels – Before and After Inspiration To Turn Your Basement Into New Living Space

I asked a home stylist friend how they would remodel these small unfinished basements, below are her pretty incredible before and after ideas to turn unused basement space into ANY kind of living space. With her interior design experience (plus the benefit of being married to a contractor), she sure had some beautiful visions for these basement rooms below.

She says that some of her ideas are “DIY Budget-Friendly” while are others are big transformations that aren’t exactly low budget or DIY-friendly (unless, of course, YOU are a contractor – or married to one haha!)

Basement Remodels Before and After Inspiration To Turn Unfinished Basement Into Living Space On a DIY Budget

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Ever wondered how to transform a small, unfinished basement into a cozy, functional space? I’ve got a dreary, almost creepy, unfinished area in my basement and YES, I sure wish someone would transform it into a beautiful space (as opposed to looking like a scary basement straight out of a ’90’s scary movie haha!)

If you’re in the same situation (or just ‘window shopping’ for ideas), check out these amazing before and after ideas from an actual home stylist!

Inexpensive home updates for an unfinished basement before and after

Whether it’s creating a home office, a new master suite, a playroom, a workout room, a laundry room or a family room/ guest bedroom combo, these before and after pictures will inspire you to tackle your basement remodel – or at least start planning and getting an idea of what you want… and what you do NOT want.

I absolutely LOVE before and after remodel photos and home decor makeovers – they tend to get me ALL fired up to transform EVERY space in my home.

Plus – I have a hard time creating a vision of what a room COULD look like without some ideas to spark the vision.

Does that even make sense? haha!

If all you need is a little inspiration to get all fired up, too – these ideas below can go a long way in helping to make your basement the coolest spot in the house (whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a I’m-Totally-Hiring-This-Out kinda homeowner like me!)

Obviously, these are not ACTUAL remodel projects – they are concept renderings my home stylist friend made based on types of rooms and areas one would find in a common unfinished home basement.

If you currently have a single tiny room in your basement, a small daylight basement with windows or a large empty unfinished basement space to work with, there are TONS of ideas below. Everything from turning your basement into a family room, guest bedroom, playroom, a multipurpose room, laundry area or even a complete additional living space / in-law suite type of studio apartment.

Be sure to pin your favorite ideas so you can show your contractor to help him/her understand what you want – and then go from there based on your budget and basement structural design.

No need for more words – let’s let the Before and After pictures do the talking!

Turn Basement Into Guest Room Home Office Bedroom Combo

Turn Basement Into master bedroom or guest room

Turn Basement Into Home Gym Workout Room

Turn Basement Into Laundry Room

Turn Basement Into Studio Apartment In Law Suite

Turn Basement Into Living Space

Turn Basement Into Small family room living room

Turn Basement Into Small bedroom guest room home office multipurpose room

Turn Basement Into second living room downstairs

Turn Basement Into laundry room with cabinets counter and sink

Turn Basement Into basement bar living room entertainment rec room

Turn Basement Into Master Suite Primary Bedroom en suite

Turn Basement Into Playroom with toy storage

Turn Basement Into small reading nook with daylight windows

Turn Basement Into Studio Apartment With Living Room Kitchen and Breakfast Dining Room

Turn Basement Into Living Room Playroom With kitchenette

Turn Basement Into family room den tv room

Turn Basement Into laundry nook area with shelves sink and storage

Turn Basement Into Small basement Bar Home Gym Workout Area

Turn Basement Into Multi-Room Living Space with Living Room Bedroom and Home Gym Workout Area

Turn Basement Into Master bedroom en suite with decor upgrades

Turn Basement Into Extra Bedroom Playroom

Turn Basement Into Small living room reading nook library area

Turn Basement Into Playroom area with toy storage as family room or daycare space

Turn Basement Into man cave living room with basement bar and flat screen TV hangout area

Turn Basement Into Small bedroom with home office desk shelves and storage

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Budget Friendly Basement Upgrades
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