Posts Tagged 'rr_basements'

Can I expand the size of my home's basement?

Is it possible to remove one of my basement walls so that I can expand the size of the basement. Currently, the 4 basement walls are solid concrete and sit directly under the perimeter of the house, which means that the expanded basement would extend beyond the footprint of the house? What do you think of this idea?

Can cats and and people with alergies live in the same house?

We are remodeling a basement into an living area for our family (which includes cats). My in-laws who live on the main floor of the house are allergic to cats, so we need to find ways to create a barrier between the 2 living spaces. Any ideas how on what we can do?

Adding bedrooms to an unfinished basement

We just purchased a house with an unfinished lower level and would like to finish the basement. We have already installed some new windows to meet code, but what should I do next? Do I start on the flooring first since it is a slab or start on the walls first? What about trim?

Remodeling an unfinished basement

We recently bought a new house and want to remodel the unfinished walkout basement. If we act as our own general contractor, which is a logical order to do the needed work. Also, what features are most desirable for resale (gym, home theater, office,etc)?

How Much Will It Cost to Finish a Basement in Georgia?

What are some average costs I can expect to finish a 1,350 square foot basement in North Georgia?

How to test for radon in a basement

I want to turn our basement in a guest bedroom and a bathroom with a closet. A neighbor suggested that I do a radon test, because he has high levels of radon in his home. How do I do this? Is it necessary?

Basement Remodeling for Chicago Split-Level

Our split level frame home has a family room, bathroom, and double-car garage on the lower level. We'd like to bump the garage out into the driveway 10 feet and build a modest guest bedroom and closet across the back. We'd make a composite wood deck on top of the framed garage expansion. What's a rough budget?

House Paint for Basements with Moisture

The funny thing about Wisconsin basements is how dank they always seem to be. We have plans to renovate our basement to make it a living area. We will be painting it, and I want to make sure I use a paint that will dry quickly and not be affected by the humidity that seems to exist downstairs. What do you recommend?

Why is our basement getting wet?

For years our unfinished basement has been damp but lately we have noticed that our basement walls are actually wet! The other day my wife went into the basement and there was a large pool of water on the flooring. Here in Washington state we get a lot of rain, but we've never had water seeping into our basement before. What could be going on?

How can we make a basement remodel green?

We are remodeling our basement and turning it into a family media room for when our kids come home to North Carolina from college. They are both majoring in environmental studies, and we want to surprise them with a green remodeling effort for this new room. Please give us some tips on some of the important parts of the project that will make this a green remodel.

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