Basement Remodeling Tips
10 Basement-Remodeling Tips and Techniques
When looking to increase your home’s living space the answer may lie right under your feet. Although basement remodels come with their own unique set of challenges, they all can be overcome with good planning. Here are ten tips and techniques to help you transform your basement into a functional living space.
In this book excerpt from Build Like a Pro: Remodeling a Basement, Contractor Roger German shows how to gauge the price and potential of renovating your basement.
Having a dry basement is crucial to creating a functional living space. This Q&A article discusses some of the pros and cons of waterproofing a basement from the inside.
Extending your living space downstairs to the basement doesn’t have to mean lowering your expectations. Challenges inherent in remodeling lower level such as, low ceilings, dampness, and poor lighting can all be overcome with good design, appropriate materials, and a bit of ingenuity.
This Q&A article highlights the advantages of installing underground flashing, also known as an underground roof or an inground gutter.
Architect Jerri Holan outlines the things to keep in mind if you want to transform an attic or basement into a functional space. Holan considers not just design aspects of transforming an attic or basement space into a room but also code and structural issues.
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If you need to hang a drain line in a basement you need make sure it stays at the proper slope. In this episode of There’s a Better Way Plumber Bruce Norman shares his secret to keeping PVC waste pipes in place.
Damp basements are a problem for many homeowners. While running a dehumidifer to lower moisture levels is certainly a viable option, there are alternative solutions to better tackle the problem.
Some science-savy builders help an editor understand what’s causing the base of an old chimney to deteriorate.
Thinking of turning your basement into a workshop? Watch this video for some great advice on how to create a workshop that won’t leave you freezing in the winter.
This article highlights how one homeowner found a low-tech, low-cost alternative to deal with summer humidity problems found in some basements.