All posts in "Basements"

Replacing Basement Stairs: A Do-It-Yourself Guide With Videos

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 tools, […]

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: 5 Common Causes and Their Tell-Tale Signs

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 two […]

Basement Clean-up After a Flood: 3 Steps to Do-It-Yourself

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 the […]

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 in The House

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 budget […]

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.When […]

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