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Ideas, projects and tips for finishing, waterproofing and organizing your basement.
19 Tips for Finishing Basements
Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting space
Do Waterproof Coatings Really Work?
A Wooden Basement? They’re Better Than You Think
How to Get Rid of That Musty Smell in Your Basement
Installing Glass Block Windows in Basement
Insulate Basement Rim Joists
How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes
How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window
How to Dry Out Basement Carpeting
Quick action is the key
12 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Man Cave
Man caves rank high as an exciting home renovation project and they deserve proper planning...
Drying a Wet Basement
You may need an interior drain and sump pump to solve the problem
25 Cool Ideas for Game Rooms
Used for both electronic consoles or old-school dice and boards, game rooms are growing in...
Save Time With a DIY Self-Draining Dehumidifier
If you forget to empty the tank on your dehumidifier, it’ll either overflow or...
How to Finish a Basement: Framing and Insulating
With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other...
Here’s Why You Should Worry About Your Basement Leaking This Winter
Rainstorms aren't the only time to worry about leaking.
How to Waterproof a Basement
Install a sump pump as part of your basement waterproofing system
11 Ideas for Organizing Your Basement
There's a good chance we could all use some more storage in our homes. There...
Reader Project: Basement Playroom
15 Awesome Man Cave Spaces for Watching the Big Game
It doesn't matter what sport you prefer, when you sit down to watch the big...
Reader Project: Man Cave Arcade
Instant Drying Rack
Tack a 1x2 board to your overhead joists in a basement laundry room to create...
15 Things to Consider Before Starting a Basement Finishing Project
Turning an unfinished basement into livable space is a big project with even bigger rewards....
25 Tips for Turning a Basement into a Living Space
Homes that have extra, unused basement space have a readymade renovation project just waiting to...
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Man Cave Decor and Designs You Should Copy
Get inspired with man cave décor ideas from Houzz contributors. These man cave designs...
23 Tips for Drying Up and Finishing Your Basement
Add some value to your home with a finished basement! Check out these tips for...
Man Cave Ideas
Get in touch with your inner Neanderthal
Home Repair: How to Flatten Basement Air Ducts to Gain Space
The easiest way to gain valuable headroom