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Roundup: 5 Scary Basements Turned Dreamy Bedrooms

Roundup: 5 Scary Basements Turned Dreamy Bedrooms

We've all seen them. Scary unfinished basements and the dreaded dungeon basement bedrooms. No wonder they provoke nightmares. In this roundup we've found five basements and basement bedrooms that went from spooky to spectacular. 

First is this space that looked more like a box (coffin?) than bedroom. THAT is alotta wood. Melissa from I Still Love You is the genius behind its makeover. 

The after is nothing less than a resurrection.

This next transformation is a little hard to put into context without seeing the blueprint. For that, head on over to BHG. (Looks like it's a walkout.) Basically, the homeowners had 700 square feet of unused space that looked like many unfinished basements out there.

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Before: Forgotten Square Footage

The entire space was finished and now includes this sweet bunk bed set up.

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This bedroom before wasn't so scary, but it was purple. So purple it could have very well provoked nightmares. Candace Olson is the designer behind its gorgeous makeover. 

Crazy beautiful and not one drop of purple to be found after. Click here to see more pictures of its transformation.

Oh, those tiny basement windows. In a perfect world, they'd all be removed and replaced with an egress window. But the owners of this bedroom performed a little window magic without any construction.

Basement Bedroom Before & After, This is the guest room in the basement. I stuck with an Asian influence here because I had all of these things in storage but never thought about putting them together. The room is constantly changing., BORING BEFORE. Just moved in & had to work with what I owned at the time. Walls were that color when I moved in. , Bedrooms Design

They simply put two panels on either side of the bed to create the possibility of windows. 

Basement Bedroom Before & After, This is the guest room in the basement. I stuck with an Asian influence here because I had all of these things in storage but never thought about putting them together. The room is constantly changing., AFTER. Quilt from Marshalls, Art & lanterns Homegoods, sleigh bed from Macys. I had all the other stuff. , Bedrooms Design

This teen's bedroom had a lot going for it, but it was hidden by very dark brown walls, which made it feel like a dungeon when it really wasn't. 

Yes, there was a big, beautiful window hidden behind that raised bed! For more information and pictures about this amazing makeover, visit Tatertots and Jello.

NOTE:

For those of you wondering about building codes pertaining to basement bedrooms, check out this article on Bob Villa, in which access is discussed. 

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