Creative Basement Ceiling Ideas

The days of settling for plain white ceilings are over. If you’re looking for finished basement ideas, remember that the key to home improvement is planning a room around a cohesive design. We’ve compiled this list of creative basement ceiling ideas to help you turn your house into a home that reflects the personality of your family.



Painting your ceilings is a great way to add color to your room design. Whether you’re going for subtle colors or quirky bright colors, painting your ceiling is the perfect way to complement your design.



Add an unexpected pattern detail to your room with these Wallpaper Ceiling Designs. Try for yourself with this How To Hang Wallpaper On Your Ceiling tutorial.



Create your own Tuscan villa with these Brick Ceiling Ideas.




Get lost in a romantic getaway with this Fabric Draped Ceiling, or channel your whimsical side with these Colorful Fabric Tiles.



Install Wooden Pillars for a rustic but contemporary feel, or bring your love for the outdoors inside with this Hanging Canoe Ceiling.

If you want more inspiration for how to finish a basement, check out these finished basement ideas.


Tips To Be More Organized This Year

We all know the saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.” Although this mantra is usually offered as a sort of condolence from loved ones when one of your goals doesn’t go exactly as planned, choosing to see the potential for a positive outcome within every situation is a perfect way to start the new year.

We’ve given you basement storage ideas, but what about the rest of the house? Here are some tips for how to make the most out of unused space behind your cabinet, closet and bedroom doors. So open all those closed doors and start getting organized.



How many times have you lost that ¼ measuring cup and had to try and fill a ½ cup halfway to compensate? With this Cabinet Door Measuring Cup Holder, you’ll never have to worry about guessing the teaspoon equivalent for three and a half tablespoons. You can also organize your pantry with this Shoe Organizer Pantry Storage idea.

Rec Room


Not only is the rec room used for family game night, but it’s also used for play dates, hobby space, and more. For this reason, this versatile room can start to look cluttered pretty quickly. Something as simple as adding pegboard to the back of your door like this Pegboard Craft Room Organizer can create designated spaces for each of your rec room uses.



Without proper organization, getting ready in the morning can leave your bathroom covered in wet towels, toothpaste, and other hygienic products. Try adding this Mason Jar Organizer to the back of your bathroom door, or this Magnetic Strip Storage for bobby pins and small cosmetic tools to the inside of your bathroom cabinet door.



Sometimes you have to get creative in order to squeeze a little more storage room out of a small space, like this Over The Door Shelf.

And other times, your storage solution is hanging on the back of your bedroom door, like these DIY Clothes Hanger Jewelry Organizers.

How are you getting organized this year? What’s your new year’s resolution? Tell us about it in a comment below!


What Does It Look Like To Lower Your Basement Floor?

We understand the importance of transparency when it comes to explaining our processes to homeowners. That’s why we’ve compiled these images from one of our basement floor lowering projects to help you better understand our process, and what it takes to lower your floor.

First, We Inspect

Our Keystone Basement Systems team performs an initial inspection to evaluate the condition of your floor and speaks with you to discuss how basement lowering can increase the value of your home.

KBS_Initial Inspection


We Start Digging

Once a depth is determined, we start digging.



…And We Keep Digging




Then We Discard The Debris

It’s time to start cleaning up.




Let’s Pour The New Concrete

It’s time to get you a new floor.




The Finished Product

And now, you have a newly lowered basement floor.

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Check out our Photo Gallery to see more basement projects.