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The 15 Best Ways to Upgrade Your Basement

House Beautiful Logo By Stefanie Waldek of House Beautiful | Slide 1 of 16: A basement is a huge perk for homeowners, but unfortunately, it's often a squandered opportunity. And we get it—unfinished basements feel dark and dingy, so at best, you might just use it as storage, or perhaps you've put a spare fridge or your washer and dryer down there. But finishing a basement opens up an entire world of possibility, not only giving you quite a bit more usable square footage in your house, but also upping your home's value. While finishing your basement might be a big investment, it's almost certainly one that'll pay off. Check out some of these basement ideas to inspire your own remodel.

A basement is a huge perk for homeowners, but unfortunately, it's often a squandered opportunity. And we get it—unfinished basements feel dark and dingy, so at best, you might just use it as storage, or perhaps you've put a spare fridge or your washer and dryer down there. But finishing a basement opens up an entire world of possibility, not only giving you quite a bit more usable square footage in your house, but also upping your home's value. While finishing your basement might be a big investment, it's almost certainly one that'll pay off. Check out some of these basement ideas to inspire your own remodel.

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