Archive for the ‘Finished Basement Ideas’ Category

Man Cave Ideas Your Better Half Would Approve Of

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Hey guys, we’re not really comparing you to Neanderthal cavemen. We understand that you have indeed evolved from writing on the walls, throwing things, and grunting “Ounga Uunga” (although you mother could probably share some stories). In fact, there is a part of us “other halves” that envy the societal acceptance of “The Man Cave” […]

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 […]

Picking the Best Basement Wall Products

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard As the real estate slump continues to worsen and homes become more and more difficult to sell, homeowners are finding that the best option for gaining more living space for their family is to finish the basement.  In response to this ever-increasing trend, many companies are designing wall panels especially for use […]

Making Space for a Finished Basement

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

How to Make Room for More Room in Your Home By Jacques Bouchard 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 […]

Steps to Remodeling the Basement

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard A Monster in your Basement Imagine this:  Your floor upstairs experiences leaking each time it rains.  Water flows from every crack and crevice in the walls and puddles all over the floor.  Even when there’s no rain at all, it always seems to be damp, humid, and musty up there.  if you […]

Basement Refinishing Do’s and Don’ts

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Francine Maglione Remodeling a basement can be a difficult job. How differently should you treat it compared to any other room in your house? Follow these do’s and don’ts and you’ll be well on your way to a nicely refinished basement that you’ll be pleased with for a long time. Do: Eliminate moisture problems […]

Basement Design Ideas

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Francine Maglione Designing any room can be tough, but a basement can be especially uninspiring for design ideas. Bad lighting, a cold atmosphere and mechanical eyesores popping out everywhere don’t give homeowners much to work with when they’re coming up with remodeling designs. Use these basement design ideas to guide you as you revamp […]

Basement Layout: What Goes Where

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Francine Maglione How do you arrange a room that takes up an entire floor, has poor lighting, and is usually cold and dreary? Where do you even start? There are many ways to approach your basement layout, but you should focus on a layout that adds convenience, organization and function to your home. Define […]

Affordable Decorating: Ideas for Your Basement to Your Bedroom

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Francine Maglione Everyone’s feeling the strain in these stressful economic times, especially homeowners looking to do some affordable decorating or any home renovations. When your budget is tight, decorating may be the last thing on your mind. But there are ways to remodel and redesign areas of your home while not wasting all of […]