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72 Really Cool Modern Basement Ideas

There is no shortage of modern basement ideas to borrow from. Unfinished 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 [...]

43 Stunning Wine Cellar Design Ideas That You Can Use Today

A great wine cellar is all about creating a controlled environment.  Whether it is located in a sprawling mansion or in a tiny apartment, design options are virtually limitless.  However, if temperature and humidity are not controlled properly, your precious wine may not age in the right way. Our wine cellar ideas roundup showcases some of the most creative designs. If you are thinking of setting up your own wine cellar at home, these design ideas and guidelines should provide some inspiration. Once you make a decision to build a wine cellar at your home, your first consideration [...]

12 Top Trends in Basement Design for 2020

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 [...]

41 Incredible Man Cave Ideas That Will Make You Jealous

A man cave is a personal sanctuary where you can indulge your hobbies and guilty pleasures with freedom. It provides personal space for much needed me-time especially if you have a big family and busy days. The best thing about it is that you have complete control over the aesthetics. So however crazy or unique you want the design to be, you can have it all. There are three important factors to consider when planning a man cave; location, style and furnishings. HOME BAR Rae Duncan Interior Design | RDID A man [...]

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 a [...]

2020-05-09T20:40:30-05:00July 3, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

2020-08-24T15:02:25-05:00June 14, 2018|Categories: 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 your [...]

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? [...]

2020-08-14T13:30:37-05:00March 15, 2018|Categories: Basement Remodeling|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Informative Hat Channel & Furring Channel Guide

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. [...]