Sometimes, a basement can become a dark hole filled with old couches, Christmas decorations left over, and a pool table second-hand that is barely hanging on. It’s time for your basement to be better, and more specifically its storage.

Basement storage transforms a seldom-used, cluttered area into one that is neat, tidy and ready to handle whatever you require. Continue reading to discover 14 ways to organize your basement.


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Make Storage Fun

Basement storage does not have to be boring. Basements are often filled with fun areas like game rooms and playrooms. The basement is a perfect place for unique storage like the hexagonal shelving pictured above. You can fill them with your favorite decor or store picture frames, books or other items.


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Use Your Nook

Basements also have a lot of other things. There are many nooks and crevices. Instead of hiding these architectural oddities in the walls, use them as storage space, like Pure Salt Interiors has done here.

Place some seating in the center and build shelves at the top. This will leave you with a well-rounded, attractive, and comfortable storage solution for your basement.


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Add storage to a Wet bar

Wet bars are common in basements. They’re a great place to serve drinks and snacks. Add some cabinets or shelves to these kitchenette nooks for extra storage. You can store board games, extra DVDs, and bartending supplies in the basement.

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Add Some Built-ins

Built-ins are a great way to add storage and style, and you probably have plenty of room in your basement for them. The area around your TV is a great place to add built-ins. This will frame the TV and allow you to store any multimedia items, such as gaming systems, records or other media.


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Add Some Stairway Storage

Basements all have stairs. Many times, stairs can leave you with odd wall shapes and awkward corners. You can make the most of that triangular wall by adding some shelving.

Shelves can be tailored to fit any shape of space, giving a wall that would otherwise be unused a new purpose.


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Fake the built-in look

You can get the look of built ins without spending a lot. Look for a media centre with trim and cabinets. It is possible to achieve a similar look to that of a custom-made kitchen (especially if you use the same color on your accent wall or trim) without spending a lot of money.


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Basement Laundry Room Storage

Most basements have a laundry area, which is often dark, dingy and cold. It’s in desperate need of a makeover. If you are ready to revamp your laundry room, add some extra storage for linens and detergent. You can add as few as a couple of cubbies to your laundry room, as shown in the image above.


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Add a Cabinet Set

You can certainly have more storage than a few cubbies in your laundry room. Take a look at the cabinetry in the laundry room of Interior Impression. This cabinet can hold not only a few extra sheets and a bottle detergent, but also all the cleaning supplies and linens of a house.


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Install a Few Pegs

Some basements have an entrance to the front or back yard, depending on your house. In this case, the basement is a perfect place to create a landing area so that dirty shoes and keys don’t end up all over the house. This type of basement organization can include cabinetry, a bench and pegs.


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Toy Storage is Important

Basements make great playrooms because they are usually out of the way and can hide away any mess. You can reduce the mess in your basement playroom by organizing it. Consider adding built-ins to your wall.


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Toy storage in basement closets

Are you looking for a retrofitted solution to basement toys storage ? Use a closet. You can use a closet to organize toys. Label bins and baskets to further organize. Close the closet door and watch everything disappear once you’re done playing.


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Use a cabinet for toy storage

Use a small piece of furniture, such as a set or chest of drawers, to store your toys if you have a small basement or it’s not primarily used for a playroom. Use clear bins to allow your kids to see the contents, even if you can’t. Even the smallest amount of storage, when organized carefully, can be very useful.


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Add Office Storage

Basements are great for a office at home because they’re often away from the hustle and bustle of the main house. Home offices also need storage for office supplies, documents, and work-related technology. Add built-ins to your basement or home office for a luxurious storage solution. Use matching bookcases for a budget-friendly solution.


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Make the Most of Your Closet

Basement closets are a great way to store less-used items, such as extra linens or guest bedroom essentials. Closet organization can also be stylish, as Style it Pretty Home demonstrated with her closet renovation. Remove your basement closet doors, install stained wood shelves, and place items in beautiful baskets to get the look.

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Lorena Hodge

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