Archive for the ‘Basement Finishing’ Category

Basement Wall Products for Every Purpose

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

If you’re looking to finish your basement, you’ve probably considered using drywall to cover the walls, perhaps with fiberglass insulation batts. Unfortunately, these products perform very poorly in the basement environment, where mold and moisture can cause significant damage to traditional building materials. At Total Basement Finishing, we have quality basement wall panels that prevent […]

Cost vs Value Report for Finishing Your Basement

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Thinking about remodeling your basement but concerned about the cost? You’re not alone. While basement finishing is one of the most popular home remodeling options, it’s also a significant investment. For many homeowners, understanding the cost/value ratio (the amount of your initial purchase you can expect to recoup upon sale) and return on investment of […]

Use Your Basement for More than Just Storage

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Your basement doesn’t have to be just a dark dungeon where you store your Christmas decorations. Finishing your basement can actually give you more benefits than you may think. Not only can you add more living space and increase the market value of your home, it can also increase your home’s energy efficiency! Obstacles like low ceilings, […]

Don’t Waste Your Space!

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Do you have an unfinished basement that is dying to have a makeover? Finishing your basement offers more benefits than you may think. Not only will you add more living space and increase the value of your home, but it can also make your home more energy efficient! The Total Basement Finishing System (TBF) offers […]

Basement Walls: Do it Once, Do it Right, Make it Green.

Friday, April 27th, 2012

It is a common occurrence all over the US: beautifully (and expensively) finished basements turned uninhabitable by dampness, strong musty odors, and mold infestation.Sensitive people have developed unexplainable allergies and upper respiratory symptoms and millions of dollars a year spent in mold remediation, and replacement of moldy drywall, insulation and studs.Expensive flood cleanups remove tons […]

Not all Basement Finishing Systems are Created Equal

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Many homeowners are looking to finish their basements and researching the matter over the Internet. These people are bound to find their share of horrors stories concerning basement finishing projects, basement finishing systems, and the contractors who install them.Just any other industry where there’s a lot of money to be made and not much consumer […]

New Basement Flooring Options

Friday, April 27th, 2012

When finishing a basement, many homeowners have a hard time finding effective and long lasting flooring options. Because basements are humid by nature and prone to water problems, most materials that would work just fine upstairs will simply not work below grade. Let’s examine the common options: Hardwood, bamboo, or cork floors are a bad […]

Winterizing Your Basement

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

A Harsh Winter Is On The Way — Is Your Basement Ready?
While many homeowners are bracing their homes for the coming winter by insulating their attic, installing energy efficient windows, and by upgrading their utilities, many homeowners overlook their basement entirely when winterizing.

Creating a Kitchen in the Basement

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

By Elizabeth Gormley A kitchen, or kitchenette, in a finished basement has some great advantages.  Maybe you are housing guests, in-laws, a nanny, or you have a tenant living in your finished basement. A kitchen downstairs allows privacy as well as extraordinary functionality in your home. Also, a new modern kitchen is one of the […]

Basement Bathroom Tips: Shower Heads

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard When it comes to a quality basement finishing, it’s all about the details. A basement bathroom is a fantastic way to improve on your home, and it pays back for itself by 80% or more when the home is sold. If you could greatly improve the quality of your space by adding […]