Archive for the ‘Basement Renovations’ Category

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 […]

Money Saving Tips: Make the Most of What’s in your Home

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Francine Maglione There are many money saving tips out there that can help your bank account in small ways. How you manage your spending and how you make use of what you already have in your home can make all the difference in this fickle economy. Give these tips a try and stop being […]

From Basement to Bedroom: Building a Guest Room in time for the Holidays!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Washington Home and Garden Magazine reminds us that it is time to get ready for the holidays and to host the people we love by providing them with comfortable, cozy guest rooms. The article has excellent tips on how to make sure your guests have the best time possible. Creating a guest room or in-law […]

Remodeling to Sell: Not every improvement pays off

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The recent housing crisis flooded the real estate market with  properties. Sellers today are competing with builders desperate to get rid of newly built homes and banks willing to sell foreclosed properties at much less than they are worth as a way to cut their losses. To make matters worse, a slow economy is causing people to postpone bigger […]

Remodeling Contractors: Check those references!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Among all the necessary steps to take when hiring a basement contractor, asking for and checking a contractor’s references is most commonly overlooked by the homeowners. Some are not comfortable with the idea of bothering a complete stranger, or calling someone on the phone to ask about the work performance of another. Others just don’t know how to do it, […]

Basement Home Theater

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

 By Tim Manson While many of the ideas on this website are centered around brightening up your basement and keeping it from looking like an old cave, there is one option in which a cave might be the appropriate setting.  If you’re looking for somewhere to escape the summer heat and catch the latest blockbuster movie, […]

Turning Basements into Home Offices

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Donna Kshir Creating the perfect home office is vital to your success while working from home, and your finished basement is a great location to create an office space. Your basement offers familiar surroundings to you and your family, but it also offers a safe and private location to handle your business. 

Before considering […]

Basement Lighting Ideas

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Marion Reed One of the many ways to make any home feel more expansive and comfortable is to finish and decorate the basement.  However, basements are a bit different from the above ground rooms.  Basement ideas for décor need to focus on lighting, as many basements have small windows or few to no windows.  […]

Turn a Basement into a Personal Gym

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Nicole Kinsman It’s time to turn that forgotten basement into a useful space. When renovating your basement the first thing to consider is what purpose the room will have. While there are many options for this space, this article will discuss transforming your basement into a personal gym. There are several important steps to […]

Turning a Basement into a Gameroom

Monday, July 25th, 2011

By Elizabeth Gormley When it comes to transforming your basement into a gameroom, the possibilities are truly endless.  After enlisting the help of a basement finishing contractor, the fun begins. Do you want a theme room, like your favorite sport, a casino lounge, or pub decor?  To be wise, it is best to avoid a […]