Basement Remodeling

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How to Make Your Basement Watertight for Your New Utility Room

Prep your basement space with these water-proofing tactics.

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4 Tips for Framing Basement Walls

Separate the space into several rooms.

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How to Install Vinyl Crawl Space Skirting

Add a vinyl skirt to your mobile home crawlspace.

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How to Install Drywall on a Basement Ceiling

Follow these steps to drywall your basement ceiling.

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Building Code Requirements for Egress Wells

To understand the code requirements for egress window wells.

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Wine Bar Decor Ideas

Turn a wine bar into a beautiful inviting surrounding.

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How to Cover Your Concrete Basement Floor

Consider one of these options to finish your concrete basement floor.

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How to Use a Concrete Grinder to Remove Old Basement Floor Sealant

It's like sanding, but with a much tougher surface.

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How to Hang Drywall on a Corner

Follow these steps to create clean, smooth corners.

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Pros and Cons of Metal Window Wells

What window wells can offer and what they deter.

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How to Replace a Metal Window Well

Follow these steps to replace a metal window well.

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How to Build Basement Stairs Part 4

Follow these steps to install basement stairs.

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How to Build Your Own Basement Bar in 5 Steps

Follow these steps to build a basement bar.

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How to Level a Basement Ceiling

Follow these steps to level a basement ceiling.

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4 Things in Your Crawlspace That Attract Bugs

DIY ways to keep bugs out of your crawlspace and home.

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Create a Home Theater in Your Basement

Read this article for advice on planning your home theatre.

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Installing Basement Framing in Your Home

Read this article to understand the process.

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Basement Floor Sealer: 4 Types and Uses

Each basement floor sealer has its own intended purposes.

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What is the best way to paint a masonry basement wall?

To suitably paint a masonry basement wall, if it is unfinished masonry, it will take a technique that is different from painting a finished wall. Patching – To avoid cleaning your wall twice, patch any cracks or defects before you clean it. Cleaning - Before applying sealer or paint, wash the wall

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Can I use vapor barrier paint on my basement walls?

To prevent moisture condensation in your basement, paint basement walls with a vapor barrier paint. This is especially effective near basement wall ceilings where moist air can cool, contract, and condense Choosing Your Vapor Barrier Paint Only certain paints can qualify as those effective in sealing

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Can I use exterior paint when painting basement walls?

When painting basement walls you may sometimes wish to use paint left over from painting your home's exterior. But remember, there are few universal paints you can use for painting all surfaces. There are several factors you should take into account when choosing paint for basement walls. Choosing Your

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Tips for Using a Floor Leveler

A floor leveler is often needed when laying a carpet or installing other floor coverings like ceramic/vinyl tiling. The main purpose of floor leveler is to make the underlayment more uniform. The underlayment often has seams and cervices that can hamper the uniformity of the flooring surface. Floor leveler

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How to Use a Floor Grinder Properly

A floor grinder is a device that is used for smoothing out, cleaning and generally maintaining a floor that is made from concrete. They do a similar job to the sandpapers used in tools for maintaining floors composed from other materials. A concrete floor grinder is about the size of a vacuum cleaner

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How to Control Moisture in Your Basement

One of the best ways to control moisture is by upgrading your home’s exterior. Every year, as your home ages, more and more leakage issues affect your home’s structure and allow for moisture to penetrate the seals put in place when the home was first built. Often, we are busy and don’t get around

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Control Moisture with Exterior Home Improvements

One of the best ways to control moisture is by upgrading your home’s exterior. Every year, as your home ages, more and more leakage issues affect your home’s structure and allow for moisture to penetrate the seals put in place when the home was first built. Often, we are busy and don’t get

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2 Ways to Remove Twisted Studs in Basement Framing

There are several different ways to fix a twisted stud when you are basement framing, preparing to finish the walls with sheetrock or other panel. This task is basic framing that is easy to accomplish, but has to be accomplished in order to have a professionally-finished product. 1. Replace the Stud

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How to Repair a Concrete Block Egress Window Well

Follow these steps to repair damages egress window well.

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Installing Furring Strips on Your Basement Walls

Steps for installing furring strips on your basement walls.

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How to Install Basement Drywall

Follow these steps to install basement drywall.

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Install a Draft Beer System in a Basement Bar

Steps to install a draft beer system in your basement bar.

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Suggestions for Installing Drywall Corner Beads

Use the right materials and technique for a good finish.

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Construction Tips for Concrete Block Egress Window Wells

Advice on planning an egress window well or basement.

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How to Plan a Panic Room in Your Basement

Follow these steps to add a panic room to your basement.

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How to Install Basement Window Trim

Follow these steps to install trim on your basement windows.

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How to Build Basement Storage Ceiling Shelves

Follow these steps to install hanging organizers.

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How to Replace Crawlspace Windows

Follow these steps to replace crawlspace windows.

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How to Frame A Basement Door

Even in the basement, you'll need a door for privacy.

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Ways to Brighten Your Dim Basement

A few tips to brighten a basement room.

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Finishing a Basement 4 - Laying Out Walls

Advice for laying out the walls of a finished basement.