Basement Finishing – Design Articles and Ideas

If you are considering finishing the lower level of your home, adding egress windows and doors for additional entry points and natural light, or seeking home maintenance tips, be sure to search our archive of articles for design ideas and how-to’s. You’ll find suggestions for whole-house appliance maintenance as well as basement layout and design concepts which can be incorporated into your basement remodeling project plan.


Video: 9 Mistakes You Make When You Load the Dishwasher

18 Aug 2017, 3:50 pm | Basement Floors

It's the simplest thing in the world, right? Load the machine, fill the soap tray, press a button—and voila! Sparklin...

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10 Chandeliers You Can Actually Afford

18 Aug 2017, 10:22 pm | Basement Floors

Besides serving a practical purpose, the right chandelier can ties the decor of a room together and really make a statement in a space. But oftentimes, it seems that sturdy and stylish light fixtures have to come with a hefty price tag. Let that not be the case any longer. In a range of styles—from vintage to modern and everything in between—here's a roundup of affordable chandeliers.

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Know the Rules for Finished Basements

24 Jun 2017, 11:00 pm | Egress Windows & Doors

Finishing your basement? Be sure that your remodeling work is in compliance with building codes in your area.

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10 Sneaky Hidden Costs of Home Remodeling

19 Jun 2017, 11:00 pm | Basement Finishing Ideas

Be prepared! Review these 10 sneaky costs of home remodeling that you could encounter in your next renovation.

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8 Renovations That Pay You Back

16 Jun 2017, 10:25 pm | Basement Finishing Ideas

Not all renovations are created equal. Get the scoop on the best investments you can make when remodeling your home.

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5 Simple Fixes for Worn Concrete

16 Jun 2017, 4:00 pm | Exterior Basement Walls

Concrete surfaces are built to last, but sometimes you need to intervene to make sure they stay as good-looking as they are hardworking.

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The Secret to a Warmer, Drier, Faster Finished Basement

14 Jun 2017, 10:30 am | Basement Floors

Before taking your basement-finishing project any further, consider that its comfort, efficiency, and longevity all depend on a suitable subfloor. Read on to learn why that's true.

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The 10 Best Colors for a Brighter Basement

9 Jun 2017, 4:06 am | Basement Painting

If you're renovating your basement, or if you simply want to freshen up the space, don't ignore the importance of paint color. Here are 10 paint colors that would be welcome additions to any basement design.

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The Right Way to Seal Concrete

30 May 2017, 8:00 am | Basement Floors

After you complete a concrete job, don't neglect the single most important step to ensure that it lasts a lifetime: sealing.

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The 15 Smartest and Smallest DIYs You Can Do for Your Home

22 May 2017, 11:46 pm | Egress Windows & Doors

We’ve put together a list of DIYs you can take on to boost your home's potential and your quality of life, including window well covers to keep out the downpour and reduce the risk of leaks in your basement.

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