Contractors’ estimates should include a number of basic factors such as moisture control. Insulation is also a must and it’s important to check for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is common in some parts of the US.
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Hi Eric – Well buddy, I’m not one to squash dreams but this does not sound like a good idea to me. I’ve never seen this done before. I’m not sure you’d really see a lot of cost savings either. There are just of a host of unforeseen issues with a design that’s never been done before. Yes, many red flags and alarms. The Total Basement Finishing System is a complete basement renovation package. This means that you can count on us as your one-stop remodeling source – including the walls, floors, ceiling, windows, lighting, electrical – everything you need! Maybe it was a marketing ploy to advertise a lower price… nonetheless. Your definition is correct!
I have always wanted to use an old vanity in my bathroom. Actually, it’s a dry sink, but it would be just right for our downstairs half bath. Seeing your beautifully done transformation makes me want this to happen even more! Trouble is, my husband is neither handy, nor interested. Guess I’ll have to learn how to do it myself! This sounds like a great way to improve the look of a bathroom inexpensively. Thanks for all the useful suggestions and tips, Crafty. And then I found this picture on a blog, which was extremely helpful, but unfortunately I have no idea what blog it was.
Be clear about how the new space is going to be used and, if the basement is currently a storage area, where everything will go once the project is done. Better Homes & Gardens 6 offers design ideas to keep in mind. For inspiration, provides a quick photo gallery 7 of one basement’s sparkling transformation. After a few days of that, it was time for us to paint and install flooring. We had heard that laminate flooring is easy to install yourself and an ideal flooring option for basements, so Mike gave it a try. It took just over a day from start to finish! This is gorgeous, and if it involves recycling, even better. I will think of this the next time I go shopping. Very creative!