11 Top Trends in Basement Design for 2019

In the past, basements were considered an unused and unutilized space.  For many kids, it was where the scary things lived.  Now all that has changed and homeowners have an increased interest in basement remodeling. Homeowners have realized that they can put this large expansive space to good use and maybe even add value to their home in the process. In the beginning, basement remodeling was implemented to add storage, an extra bedroom, or a place for the kids to play. While adding a basement bedroom is still common, homeowners are expanding their options and function of the basement. We have [...]

Bolingbrook Family Completes Dream Basement Finishing Project

Some things in life are worth waiting for. And for one Bolingbrook family, their dream basement was one of them. For more than a decade, these homeowners had planned their dream basement; and with this goal mind, bought a home with a large, unfinished basement. After years of planning and six months of basement finishing, their wait is over and the entertaining can begin. Bar - Check Billiards - Check. Big screen - Check. Bedroom - Check. Full bath - Check. Not only does this basement in the western suburbs incorporate many of the elements homeowners want in [...]

2019-03-19T08:33:23-05:00Categories: Basement Remodeling|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Bolingbrook Family Completes Dream Basement Finishing Project

Your Guide to Temporary Floor Protection During Construction

There are many reasons why you may need to protect your floor. Whether you have carpet, wood, tile, or another hard surface, there is a specific temporary floor protection product that will work best for you. While some of the more common types of temporary floor protection include Ram Board and masonite, there are other plastic floor protection options to offer good durability as well. When you’re invested in a construction or remodeling project, you need to be sure that your floors are being protected the right way. You’ll find a description of some of the best [...]

2019-05-16T09:42:49-05:00Categories: Home Remodeling|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Your Guide to Temporary Floor Protection During Construction

33 Exceptional Walkout Basement Ideas You Will Love

Basements that are under your main floor don’t necessarily mean that they are completely underground. Having a walkout basement can shed a little bit of light - literally - to this dynamic and creative space you have in your home. Whether partially or fully above ground level, these basements can open a homeowner up to a lot of different walkout basement ideas. Typically, walkout basements are situated on a slope, so that a part of them resides above ground. You can find a large variety of different types of walkout basements depending on where you live and the architecture [...]

Basement Heating Options to Keep Your Family Warm & Comfy

Is your basement always freezing? Are you looking for some new ways to heat up your home so that you can enjoy your basement as an additional space to get cozy? There are plenty of basement heating options at your disposal, and a few expert tips for keeping your underground room warm all year long. If you’re struggling to stay warm in your basement, you can certainly benefit from some expert basement heating options. From insulation to fireplace additions, there are several options at your disposal to help keep your basement as cozy as the rest of [...]

The Informative Hat Channel & Furring Channel Guide

Hat channels come in a variety of materials and sizes, and they can be used in applications with specific projects.  When it comes to renovating or rebuilding the walls and ceilings of your basements, it is necessary to understand how to use the correct hat channel for furring. Most basement renovation projects include masonry walls and possibly even ceiling assemblies. Depending on the type of wall you are going to build, whether it’s a concrete wall or drop ceiling, you can insert your hat channel in a variety of different ways. What is a Hat Channel? [...]

2019-03-18T11:34:49-05:00Categories: Basement Remodeling|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Informative Hat Channel & Furring Channel Guide

Basement Subfloor Options DRIcore Versus Plywood

When constructing or renovating a basement, one of the most important things you can do is ensure that your basement subfloor remains as dry as possible. This is the best way to prevent water from seeping in. It’s tricky to tell where water is going to come from, as sometimes it can creep in from the most unexpected of places. Plumbing, water heaters, washing machines, and concrete floor wicking are just some of the places that water can sneak in from. Therefore, it’s more crucial than ever to keep your basement floor as dry as bones. To achieve [...]

Gaming and Pool Table Room Sizes

Let's take a look at a very popular request: a pool table room or game room. Who doesn't love having a space set aside just for fun? Do you love your current home and/or its location, but a pool table room addition or upgrade would make it your ultimate dream home?  Then why incur the headache and expense of moving, when you can improve your existing home for a fraction of the cost? But before we delve into figuring pool table room sizes for your new space, we need to make a few design decisions. [...]

Selecting the Perfect Spot for Your Home Theater Room

When you decide to set up a home theater at your home, the first question that pops in to your head is which room should be utilized for the theater? When choosing a room, there are different room characteristics you must consider: size, shape and location. All these characteristics will have an influence on the overall performance of your theater. Many homeowners tend to just select any room for their home theater without much consideration. Most of them opt for the living room. Nothing against living rooms--you do need to ensure that whichever room you select has the [...]

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50 Modern Basement Ideas to Prompt Your Own Remodel

There is no shortage of modern basement ideas to borrow from. Unused basements tend to get filled with every old and unwanted item in the house from worn out furniture to childhood memorabilia. Unfortunately, this is letting precious square footage go to waste. The basement is a perfect space that could be transformed into a warm and welcoming area for your family and friends to enjoy. A basement redesign, though time-consuming and cost-intensive, not only adds to your living space, it can also increase the value of your home. Additionally, it allows you to explore ideas that you [...]