Before and After: 5 Inspiring Basement to Workspace Makeovers

Before and After: 5 Inspiring Basement to Workspace Makeovers

Basements are easy to ignore. They tend to lack natural light, and they are a common place to toss unwanted junk. But with a little elbow grease and lots of creative vision, these homeowners have transformed their unfinished basements into amazing offices, sewing rooms and workspaces.   

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HGTV Design Star producer Brian Patrick Flynn completely renovated his brick basement, turning it into a dream work studio. Check out HGTV Remodels for more pictures of the dramatic makeover. 

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Kimberly Walus used paint, dark flooring and her organizational skills to transform her basement into a quilting space after a flood. Check out the whole process over on her blog Bitty Bits & Pieces.

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Style at Home art director Susan Rogers' unfinished basement received a complete overhaul. The room now functions as a spacious, light-filled craft room. See more images over on Style At Home.

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Colorful textiles and bright lighting make this basement feel like it's on the main floor. Find out more about this bold transformation over at Better Homes and Gardens.

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Lots of strategic storage gave this space a more functional feel, and the color red made it look cohesive and inviting. See tips on how to achieve this level of organization over at Real Simple.

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Tom on Jan 06, 2014:

I like the last one. I never imagined how colorful could be a service room.

Amarilys on Jan 06, 2014:

Chaos to order is always lovely! But why cover exposed brick? I so wish I had some brick in my studio space.

faith-towers on Mar 19, 2013:

I know, isn't it inspiring? Hope it goes well Pam!

Pam Sallegue on Mar 19, 2013:

It's amazing how you could turn a messy space into a beautiful one. I'm going to try this later tonight.

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