5 DIY Projects to Try in Your Basement

DIY home improvement projects allow you to add a bit of your own flair to a basement without having to get an expert involved!

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However, not all home improvement projects are good for DIYers, especially those without a lot of experience. Here are five DIY projects you can easily try in your basement.

1. Adding Basement Storage

Basement storage is a system that’s not difficult to do; after all, all you really need to do is get some basement shelves, plastic tote bins, and cabinet units. However, if you’re able to accomplish this process of adding basement storage, you’ll be able to put everything in its place, which can make it much nicer to spend time down in your basement.

2. Painting the Walls

When you want to change how a room looks, you might first want to look into painting the walls. This is true with just about any room, but it’s especially true with a basement. You can even paint concrete basement walls as long as you have the right primer and the right paint. Make sure you’ve waterproofed the basement for best results.

3. Installing a Dehumidifier

Especially if you’ve already gone through the waterproofing process in your basement, but it still feels like your basement is too humid, you might want to consider installing a dehumidifier. This is definitely something you can do on your own as long as an expert has already helped you with waterproofing. Just make sure you get a dehumidifier that’s explicitly for basements and that can cover the size of your basement.

4. Changing out Ceiling Tiles

Drop ceilings are a popular option for basements because it allows electricity and plumbing to sit above the ceiling without anyone being able to see them. However, they look dated and can end up with stains very easily. That’s why many people are taking advantage of the T-bar grid to install their own vinyl ceiling tiles, which you can add to the grid on your own – just pop out the old tiles and add the new ones.

5. Adding a Window Well Cover

If you have windows in your basement, you also have window wells, which allow the windows to look out to the outside. However, window wells can also end up covered in debris and collecting water. That’s where a window well cover can come into play to help. Visit your local hardware store with the measurements of your window well so that you can find a window well cover to help with the problem.


In general, DIY projects are a great way to maximize the usefulness of your home and make your own impact on it. However, you do need to make sure that you’re doing DIY projects effectively, which means choosing your projects wisely. These are all great projects for DIYers who are new to the concept of DIY or who haven’t done a lot of it in the past, making them amazing entry point options for DIY homemakers.