Posts Tagged ‘Basement Finishing’

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Basement to Beautiful with Total Basement Finishing

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The best basement finishing products in the industry!

Be Wary of Drywall

Friday, July 15th, 2011

by Francine Maglione Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? You may be doing Mother Nature a favor by avoiding drywall when finishing your basement. The Los Angeles Times reported that waste drywall takes up a tremendous amount of space in landfills. The process used to manufacture drywall can also have consequences. Mining the gypsum used […]

Home Remodeling’s Bottom Line

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard There’s no doubt about it- the housing market is in terrible shape, and there’s no end in sight for the near future. Fannie Mae predicts a drop in the housing market of an average of 5-7% nationwide in the next year alone! Wall Street Analyst Ivy Zelman predicts that housing value is […]

Wood Sub Flooring makes for Rotten Basement Remodeling

Monday, July 11th, 2011

By Jacques Bouchard Too often, general contractors who complete a basement finishing will design a house with the same plans that were used for the rest of the home. To accomplish this, they design basement ceilings and floors with drywall, creating a large white box in the basement. While not especially creative, it does give […]

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 […]

Basement Subfloors – All you need to know

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

When choosing flooring options for basement rooms, carpet surfaces as one of the most popular choices, especially for basement family rooms, home theaters and guest rooms. Carpet adds comfort and warmth to basement rooms, can be easily installed and, if compared with some other popular flooring choices, it can be less expensive as well. However, […]

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 […]