Taking Back The Basement

See how a pro organizer transforms a messy basement into a spacious, usable area.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionNow, everything has its own home, and things are not only easy to reach, but they are also easy on the eye.
Most importantly, it's a safe place for all to enter.

Products from The Container Store:

17-gallon totes with clear lid, 292010
ProStor in-line skate storage racks, 10025289
Mighty Magnetic Strip in white (for perimeter of blackboard area), 10015648
ProStor All-Board Rack in platinum, 10025292
erasable labels for garage starter kit, 454080
erasable labels for garage, 454075
three-section handled tool holders, 59050
five-section handled tool holders, 10004102
ladder and wheelbarrow hooks, 554120

Products from Design Ideas:

Doodles birdie magnets (three per set), 310478
Lookers stickup cups in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple 1659792
mesh magnets silver, 351319
mesh utility stacking bins, 3520059 and 3520069
mesh utility storage racks, 3520089
mesh utility slant shelves, 3520079
mesh utility shelf bins, 3520009 and 3520019
mesh utility corner shelves, 3520049
beach stone place mats and table runner in gray, 643319 and 643329
mesh corner cans, 342269
Aviara wall sconces in small, medium and large sizes, black, 559364, 559374 and 559384
beach stone sprinkles, 643339
small Mercer (sized for a votive candle), clear, 87230
small and large Lookers storage nests in clear, 165151 and 165161

Products from Stacks and Stacks:

tennis-racquet rack in white, 6932
deluxe hoist system in black, 106469
large shelves with rack, 102878
"Monster" storage bench with drawers, 103776

Products from Off the Floor (a division of Allied Specialty Products):

48 x 50 storage units with galvanized steel finish
24 x 50 storage units with galvanized steel finish

Products from Solutions Catalog:

four tall lockers, 68883

Products from Lillian Vernon:

basketball laundry bag, 352U00
white mesh hanging organizer, 022116

Products from Umbra:

Stream wall mount paper towel holder, brushed nickel, 330540
Bali single wall hooks, 022501
Stream double wall hooks in brushed nickel, 022402

Sherwin-Williams paint colors used:

two gallons H & C silicone acrylic concrete sealer in Deep Lilac, HC123
one gallon H & C concrete etching solution (to prep garage floor)
seven gallons Overcast Dawn (from the Martha Stewart collection), satin finish, 8336
two gallons Alumina (Martha Stewart collection), satin finish, 8004
two gallons Madder Root (Martha Stewart collection) semigloss finish, 8382