Archive for the ‘Finishing Basement Walls’ Category

The Ins and Outs of Steel Basement Windows

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

by Jacques Bouchard Why do basement windows exist?  If you’ve been looking at your single-paned steel basement windows recently, you’ve likely asked yourself this very question. There’s a simple answer:  if there were no basement windows installed, the area would look like a dungeon.  Of course, when steel basement windows corrode, rust, jam shut and/or […]

Drywall Creates a Vicious Cycle

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard When it comes to home building practices, old habits die hard.  Despite the fact that better and more effective building practices are being designed for the home, there’s still builders that will keep beating that dead horse and install the same broken-down systems they’ve built their whole life.  This is especially true […]

Basement Design: Build the Perfect Kid’s Play Room with TBF.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Total Basement Finishing products are perfect to build just about any type of basement room you can think of. They are resilient, versatile and impeccably finished, giving you the high end look you expect in a remodeled basement. However, if there is one type of room where TBF’s exclusive features are especially desirable, that room […]

Top Six Mistakes People Make in Basement Remodeling Projects

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Almost everyone who owns a house with an unfinished basement, dreams of having it finished. How can you not think of it? After all, an unfinished basement is a whole floor’s worth of space that can be easily turned into any type of room your family needs. However, basement finishing projects are hardly inexpensive and, […]

Making Space for a Finished Basement

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

How to Make Room for More Room in Your Home I did a little spring cleaning over the weekend.  Among other things, I brought four 60-gallon Rubbermaid containers into the basement.  Four. More. Giant. Containers. In all, I have three dozen of these storage units now– all filled to the brim with things I’m not […]

Total Basement Finishing’s Everlast Walls Qualify for Federal Tax Credit.

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

There was never a better moment to tackle that green, energy efficient basement remodeling project.

The Case against Fiberglass Insulation in a Finished Basement

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Fiberglass might work for above grade areas, but its use in basement can have disastrous consequences.

Designing Your Basement Home Gym: Step by Step Guide

Friday, December 18th, 2009

A step-by-step guide to building your own basement home gym.

Tainted Drywall Still a Problem

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

For the past couple of months, news outlets have been buzzing with stories of homeowners in southern states including Florida, Louisiana and Alabama that are feeling the negative effects of tainted drywall in their homes. After tremendous flooding from hurricanes in 2005 and 2006 made the need for drywall in the south skyrocket, contractors began […]