Our latest project has been finishing half of our basement. This is one of the only before photos I have where you can see the old windows and the cinder block walls.
Particulars – bare basement with badly finished slab and bat insulation on the walls, (3) garden windows that had enough egress to pass inspection. Made a 15’x19′ great room, two 6’x12′ walk-in closets, a 5’x10′ workroom, 5′ x 8′ full bath with tub and external linen closet, 9’x13′ office, unfinished 8’x8′ utility room, 12’x15′ bedroom, 6’x12′ bistro”, 6’x6′ wine room, and gun safe room under the stairs. Also a built-in display cabinet, lots of under and over counter cabinets (unfinished from Lowes), bifold and regular doors.
Cork: although not widely used, cork is a great flooring option for basements. Cork is very much like bamboo in that it can be installed in below-grade spaces and is earth-friendly. Cork is soft, which makes it perfect for a space with small children or those who prefer to sit on the floor. These kinds of floors are made with a veneer of cork on high-density fiberboard.
At Finished Basements Plus, our technicians can do more than just finish your basement; they can also ensure your family’s health and safety with their professional radon detection and mitigation. We can handle all of your basement remodeling needs AND provide effective radon testing- that’s where the Plus” comes from in our namesake. We are your one-stop shop, so there’s no need to hire multiple contractors when you work with us.
This book has the best, most detailed guide to remodeling your basement. This is more construction guidance than design, but there is good design info as well. The book has OUTSTANDING guidance on actually taking the project on and getting it finished. The author teaches a class in basement remodeling, and this experience has clearly provided him with a wealth of ideas on how to guide the novice to intermediate builder. If you are going to do the work, you have to have this book.