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, [...]
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Do you have an unfinished basement that is dying to have a makeover? Finishing your basement offers more benefits than you may think. Not only will you add more living space and increase the value of your home, but it can also make your home more energy efficient! The Total Basement Finishing System (TBF) offers [...]
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 [...]
Many homeowners are looking to finish their basements and researching the matter over the Internet. These people are bound to find their share of horrors stories concerning basement finishing projects, basement finishing systems, and the contractors who install them.Just any other industry where there’s a lot of money to be made and not much consumer [...]
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 [...]
A Harsh Winter Is On The Way — Is Your Basement Ready?
While many homeowners are bracing their homes for the coming winter by insulating their attic, installing energy efficient windows, and by upgrading their utilities, many homeowners overlook their basement entirely when winterizing.
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 [...]
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 [...]
By Francine Maglione When it comes to coughing up payment to your basement contractor, things can go sour quickly. Is the contractor going to take your money and run? Are you stiffing an honest contractor out of hard-earned money? Too often, the problem lies with the contract and a vague description of payment terms and conditions. Tim [...]
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 [...]