author of: "Remodel Like A Pro"
A carpenter by trade,
mechanical engineer by heart and home inspector by choice John devoted
his life to quality home improvement. His wide range of experience in
home remodeling equips him to writing technical guides for builders
and remodeling contractors.
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Other basement related articles:
Investing from the Bottom Up: Finishing Your Home's Basement
by Joe Cooper
real estate prices continue to decline in many areas of the country,
homeowners are searching for ways to strategically update their homes to
increase the value. Finishing a basement can be the answer--take advantage of
existing space in your home to add square footage and storage space.
In over 200 metropolitan areas in the
country, home prices fell again this past year. They are declining at a slower
pace, but many homeowners are still struggling with home prices and the future
of their investment.
Single family homes are still the most sought after residential
properties in most suburban areas of the country. Homes with basements can be
rarer, and can offer added square footage, storage space, and value to any
Basement with Flair
by Gaby Hyman
As your family grows, converting or finishing
your basement into living space not only opens up your house and increases
room for work or play, but it can also add significantly to your home value.
You must exercise care in the design of your basement, ensuring structural
integrity before you pick up a hammer. A successful finished basement relies
on adequate electrical, plumbing, and heating/cooling components, as well as
sound drainage and moisture control.
Before you begin, select a design for your
basement that accommodates existing walls and space while meeting your
needs. Your basement must be dry, have sound existing walls, and adequate
head room. There are many possibilities for a finished basement, including:
Start To Finish Your Basement
by Brett Feeman
Is this the year you've promised yourself you're going to organize your
basement once and for all
? It's a noble goal, but difficult for one
reason: if you have an unfinished basement, organizing it will always seem
like an unfinished project. One way to begin bringing order to your
basement--and to begin the process of finishing your basement--is to build
interior walls along your basement's exterior walls. (Note: If your basement
is prone to flooding or excessive moisture on the exterior walls, you should
deal with that problem first.)
Cleaning Tips - how to remove every type of stain
Oops! Whether it be grape juice, a little present from Fido, or
finger-paint artwork from your 3-year-old, it seems whatever is not supposed
to get on the carpet always does. Here are a few tips from carpet manufacturer
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