Every family is different, so when looking for basement ideas make sure you pinpoint how you spend your time and then cater to those hobbies and interests. If you host parties often or are beer and wine aficionados, turning your basement into a home bar or wine cellar would be a good investment. If you’re looking for a kid-friendly hangout, become the neighborhood hot spot with a massive family and media room combo. Give the guy in your family the ultimate escape with a man cave, game room and home gym, or be practical above all else by adding extra bedrooms and another bathroom.
Make this space inviting by finishing and decorating it like any upstairs room. Choose comfortable furnishings that can be easily rearranged to accommodate a few people or a crowd. Incorporate sound systems, internet connections, and good lighting to make the space functional. Look for curtains on … Read More
Contractors’ estimates should include a number of basic factors such as moisture control. Insulation is also a must and it’s important to check for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is common in some parts of the US.
Concrete acid staining can make a regular concrete floor look like expensive stone flooring. Several of the immediate benefits are that it is a fraction of the price, but one of the greatest benefits are that people allergic to carpeting don’t have to worry. A basement renovation brings with it specific safety concerns uniquely related to below-ground living spaces. Read this article to learn more.
Basements are ideal for casual social activities for the whole family, or just for the kids. It’s the perfect spot for the big screen TV , pool table , and to stash board games and craft supplies. Excellent work. In this day and age, it is … Read More
This article contains some real how to information! not just a bunch of text to get you to click on links. I will give you some real practical advice on how to clean up and repair water damage whether it be from a flood, plumbing leak, or roof leak. First off you need to stop the water! If it is a leak in your plumbing you will probably have to shut the water main off at the street (or pressure tank if you are on a well). If the water is coming from roof damage a tarp will normally work for a quick fix. If it’s from a flood you will need sandbags to try to divert the water away from the house. This will only work for small flooding areas. In a big flood you will just have to wait it out.
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Our award-winning design team can help bring your vision to life to add additional livable square footage to your home. Our designers are well versed in the current code requirements and additional factors to consider for basement remodels and can help guide you through this process.
There are a few things we have planned for the basement area. First and foremost is a bedroom/bathroom combination. This is initially designed for Abby (soon to be twelve) to have a larger space than her currently fairly small bedroom. But it will also be designed for the possibility of one or more of our aging parents to move in with us. Consequently it will need to be designed in an accessible manner, including wider doors and a walk-in shower (no tub). We’d also like it to have a walk-in closet for Abby and/or the parents. It should be large enough to fit a … Read More
With the number of remodeling contractors offering their services in the market these days, it pays a lot to be wise and cautious when it comes to choosing the right one to work with. If you are planning to have a home improvement project for your basement, it does not end in hiring a contractor which you think can help you in making the proper enhancement for your home. In order for you to end up with the best professionals to work on your home project, take into good consideration the following factors before hiring one.
Just got the estimates for constructing new master bedroom and bath in my unfinished 1500 sf basement. I told them I would do demo, and to itemize the estimates so I could figure out items that I could do myself or postpone to save money. The general contractor with a plumbing and electrical sub … Read More
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My family actually lived in a Quonset hut when I was about four years old but I don’t have any real clear memories about how it looked. I wish I did because I am currently writing a book about my family. dahoglund, I understand the energy thing we’re running out of it and it takes longer to get anything done around here. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the sharing.
I was fortunate that were we live there was never any signs of water problems in our neighborhood and with that most of the homes here all have carpeted basements, so just keep the water and dampness in mind when deciding on you finished basement floor. At Thrasher, … Read More
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I think I would like one. My husband and I talked about building a Quonset hut home before we bought the damned” underground house. I mean that literally because the house has to be damned. Anyway, I’m curious about the insulation. I suppose one would insulate with the amount needed for the area and then wall over it like in a conventional house. Thanks for the information. Oh, the ugly one, the folks were just trying to beautify a plain Jane the best way they could. Living in an ugly home myself, I sympathize.
I got quote a quote for 720 sqf basement area for 21 K. This included a separate room with full bathroom with … Read More
Often times, the basement simply becomes a storage area or has unused space that can be transformed through a basement remodeling job from Steve Jackson Home Remodelers. Let Steve Jackson Home Remodelers help you transform your basement into another usable area that your family can enjoy. You can add in a home theater, entertainment area or put in an exercise room. If your family continues to grow, you may want to add in a new bedroom and bathroom. We have done numerous basement remodeling jobs for our customers and they all bring new life to your home.
Duncan – Happy Friday to you my friend. Let’s see… so let’s say 1000 sq. ft. of finished basement, you’ve already got framing and electrical (sounds like), you just need demo and new drywall. Maybe flooring? Let’s say you and your homies demo it (beer and pizza). Then you hire out the drywall … Read More
One of the biggest home renovation challenges can be creating space in a small, main bath where no space actually exists.
First, let me say that I think Mr German is an excellent teacher, especially for idiot novices like myself. I’ve had difficulty with other DIY books assuming a certain vocabulary. German provides an excellent intro to DIY in framing, carpentry, plumbing, electrical etc. I now feel I can start reading more advanced DIY books on each of these topics.
Before you begin applying foam insulation you should clean the surface of gross dirt, debris, and oil. Foam insulation sticks to everything except oil. It is still best to remove any accumulation of dirt and debris. A simple sweeping should be sufficient to prep the surface. Oil should be scrubbed free of any surface as the foam will not stick and will pull back as it dries, leaving a small … Read More
This basement space shows it doesn’t take a lot of square feet to create a wine cellar of stellar proportions.
Less expensive than an addition. Finishing a basement is typically less expensive than building an addition or moving into a larger house. The total cost for a basement renovation can vary widely. It all depends on the scope of your project and whether you can do the work yourself or have to hire a contractor. The wall color in this bathroom was good enough for this makeover because it matched the color we chose for the vanity.
A drop-down stair was suggested, but as it would block egress to the upstairs bedrooms, to say nothing of the bathroom, that was not really an acceptable solution. Besides, once the stairway was lifted, it would effectively strand whoever was in the upstairs studio. If you’re interested in planning and pricing for your … Read More