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 [...]

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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 [...]

49 Cool Pool Table Lights to Illuminate Your Game Room

If you’re looking for some top-notch ideas for cool pool table lights, you’ve come to the right place. We've picked out some of the best cool pool table lights ideas. Your billiards table is one of the most valuable and entertaining fixtures in your home, and it deserves all of its glamour and glory. Having the right kind of lighting on your pool table can add that extra touch of elegance that can tie the entire entertainment room together. Whether you’re into a more contemporary style, or you want something rustic to complete your interior design; there are [...]

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? [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Need New Flooring? – 6 Reasons to Select Carpet for Your Next Project

Spring is always a good time to spruce up your home or to revamp the house interior. Most people simply resort to the dreaded annual decluttering and deep spring cleaning, but there are those who are already “window shopping" online for new paint colors or a colorful plush carpet to change the look of their bedrooms, living room or family room. They are eagerly coming up with ideas on how best to remodel their home. So, we can all agree that a dream renovation project renders the perfect opportunity for folks to choose and buy new carpeting. [...]

45 Basement Kitchenette Ideas to Help You Entertain in Style

Basement kitchenettes are starting to gain popularity as more and more basements are turned into warm living areas.  We are seeing many homeowners including a kitchenette or some type of beverage center in their basement renovation plans. In almost all cases, a basement kitchenette is a small part of a larger basement living area. For example, you might have a family room in the basement with a kitchenette built at one end.  Maybe you have a theater area with a kitchenette nearby where the family can enjoy some refreshments; or even a guest bedroom with a kitchenette--giving the occupant some [...]