Read This Before You Finish Your Basement

An unfinished basement (or a basement that is damp, dark and dingy) is a waste of valuable space in your home. With the help of Fiderio & Sons, you can turn your basement into a bright, warm and comfortable space that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. All for less than you might expect.

Thanks Sis, I couldn’t have done this one without ya! I never thought about the smell from the cans. Glad to know that. Somewhere I think I have a hub on ways a Redneck annoys the neighbor. If not, it may be under a Big Nam series. I will have to dig around and post it with these. At least you had a spare room for the spill over. It could have carried over into the yard like some we know. Now it is your turn to post the Redneck Remodeling…Hint! Hint!

Will you be glad your remodeled? It’s quite likely. The overwhelming majority of homeowners responding to the Report” said they had a greater desire to be at home since converting their basement to living area. They also gave their basement remodeling a Joy Score of 9.4 — a rating based on those who said they were happy or satisfied with their project, with 10 being the highest rating and 1 the lowest.

Jason – have you ever heard of the website? There is a cost vs. value section which outlines by region what certain types of remodeling projects cost, on average, and what you get back for the spend when you sell. There is a basement remodel section there, I live in NJ and was looking at the mid-atlantic region – the averages seemed extremely high, and contrary to your $25-$30 per sq ft baseline for contracting out.

So, as I said in the beginning, I’m not really expecting much from this post. But, if you’re really into design and want to take a shot, I’d love to see your ideas. Create your own online (at Homestyler or somewhere else) and link to it in the comments, or create it with some other software and upload it somewhere and link to it. Or, if you have a finished basement that you really like and think part of it might work for us, upload a picture or two and link to those. (Or, if you did something and you really regret, let us know about that as well.) And, of course, you can always just leave a text comment with your ideas.