Basements are usually not the first place you'd think of turning into your living or family room, but as families expand and space shrinks they may just be the ticket, growing down rather than up.
First up is Kayla Aimee's 'budget' basement makeover, nothing about this seems budget to me, the end results are truly opulent.
Rising NHL star Alex Steen and his wife Sofie recently moved into a big home in the suburbs with their infant son and two dogs and went about turning their unfinished basement into an all-star multifunctional room that is stylish and comfortable.
Design consultant, Susan Rogers turned this unused 30's basement into a relaxing space that is home to a guest room, laundry/craftroom and bathroom!
Natalie of JosieJones & Co.'s hunting theme basement makeover for her 3 boys, who now use it as a multipurpose family room, instant drab to fab!
Lastly, how inspiring is this drab-to-dapper Better Homes & Gardens basement makeover! The gallery shows more of the livingroom, I just chose a pic that showcased how they clad the old stairs and created a welcoming landing area.