Basement

Basement Category PostsFor many people, the basement is one of the least favorite spaces around the house. Many people think of it as a wet, dark and scary place that you try to roam into as rarely as possible. In fact, some just do their laundry there and keep old stuff they don’t want to look at anymore.

However, this space actually has a lot of potential. With some money, time and know-how, it can be transformed into your favorite room in the house. In fact, you are even able to place a study, home office, children’s playroom, or even your own personal gym there.

Replacing Basement Stairs: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

Replacing basement stairs may not be your first choice of a DIY task, but sometimes it’s a necessary home repair project. If you’re willing to rise to the challenge you can save yourself some money, if not, there are plenty of professionals who would be happy to do the work for you. With the right […]

Mold Growth: How it Grows and What to Do

Mold growth is a common problem for many homeowners, but if you have a basement, it could be especially problematic. Not only does mold leave unsightly stains, but it can also weaken your walls, floors and even the ceiling! There is however, an even bigger concern, and that is the health risks that can occur with […]

Crawl Space Flooding

Your crawl space is likely an area in your home that you don’t frequently visit. In fact, it’s relatively remote. But if water tends to pool under your house it can become a breeding ground for mold. These types of unexpected problems are not only annoying, they can also develop into a much larger problem.  Mold needs […]

Basement Cleanup After a Flood

After a flood, basement cleanup is always a dreaded task. But getting started as soon as possible is not only efficient, it’s also important from a health stand point. After you’re confident the flooding is resolved, it’s time to start thinking about the cleanup process.  But before you go downstairs and access the damage, take care that […]

Adding a Basement Bathroom? Here’s Some Things You Should Consider

Are you thinking about adding a bathroom to your basement? If you have a guest bedroom,  gym, entertainment room, or an office in your basement, adding a bathroom will keep you from climbing up and down the stairs every time nature calls. However, this is not a simple project and there are some things you should investigate before […]

Painting Your Basement: 7 Tips to Make it Your Favorite Room

Painting your basement can make a big difference on how the space looks and feels. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do when trying to spruce up a room, and your basement is no different. Unfortunately, bringing a basement to life can be a little more challenging than the other rooms in […]

Tips on Designing Your Basement Gym into a Workout Haven

Adding a basement gym to your renovation project can be very exciting. There are many wonderful advantages to having your workout room downstairs. You’ll no longer need to drive hours to the gym, or wait to use your favorite piece of equipment. You’ll be able to select the music that motivates you, or the television […]

Do-it-Yourself Basement Remodeling: The Do’s and Don’ts

A basement remodeling project can be a great way to increase the value of your home, as well as provide your family with additional usable living space. Many homeowners are adding a home gym or office, building a mini-apartment, an entertainment room, or even increase their storage space.  All of these are excellent home improvement projects for […]

Keeping Your Basement Remodel Within Budget: 5 Helpful Tips

Keeping your basement remodel within budget may be more challenging than you think. Basement projects are notorious for going over budget. Frequently homeowners start remodeling projects without a clear idea of their desired end result. In other words, what started out being a gym ends up as a fancy entertainment room with a treadmill! Many times a […]

Waterproofing Your Basement: 6 Tips to Keep Your Basement Dry

All basements are prone to flooding and waterproofing your basement before a problem begins can save you a huge future headache. Since basements are underground, either partially or entirely, the ground water level is frequently higher than the basement floor. If the foundation is not properly waterproofed, at some point you’ll find unwelcome water in your home. […]


Therefore, in the following articles, we bring you tips on how to make your basement a bright and friendly space for the whole family to enjoy.

We bring you tips on how to introduce light into your basement using additional electric light, along with bright or contrasting colors to make it look and feel more comfortable and spacious.

We also bring you the do’s and don’ts of basement remodeling and show you the right way to waterproof your basement and protect it from mold growth.

On the other hand, if you have already experienced a basement flood, which is not at all uncommon, in the following articles, you will find out how to clean it up yourself without having to hire an expert.

Once you have salvaged some possessions and said goodbye to the ones that got badly damaged in the flood, aired out the space and allowed it to dry out, you are left with a blank canvas that you are able to transform into anything you desire.

We are here to guide you through the repairs you are able to do yourself, such as replacing your basement stairs. On top of that, we give you advice on when is the best time to hire an experienced contractor, one who will make sure your wishes match the possibilities.

Even better, we will let you know the secrets behind renovating your basement on a budget and present you with ideas for making this space fun and enjoyable for all of your family members.

We also list all of the important things you have to consider if you wish to add value to your property by installing a basement bathroom, for example as well as the details you need to focus on when considering on building your own basement gym.

Once you’re done browsing through these articles, you will be able to turn your dreary basement into something that you are able to be proud of.

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