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Ideas, projects and tips for finishing, waterproofing and organizing your basement.
Drying a Wet Basement
You may need an interior drain and sump pump to solve the problem
25 Cool Ideas for Game Rooms
12 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Man Cave
Save Time With a DIY Self-Draining Dehumidifier
How to Finish a Basement Wall
Instant Drying Rack
How to Finish a Basement: Framing and Insulating
With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other...
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....
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...
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...
Man Cave Decor and Designs You Should Copy
Get inspired with man cave décor ideas from Houzz contributors. These man cave designs...
11 Ideas for Organizing Your Basement
There's a good chance we could all use some more storage in our homes. There...
23 Tips for Drying Up and Finishing Your Basement
Add some value to your home with a finished basement! Check out these tips for...
14 Tips for Finishing Basements
Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting space
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
How to Install a Terraced Window Well in Your Basement
How to build a series of low walls around your basement windows to let in more light.
Reader Project: Basement Playroom
Reader Project: Man Cave Arcade
Installing Glass Block Windows in Basement
The most practical basement window—glass block windows—is also the simplest to install.
9 Affordable Ways to Dry Up Your Wet Basement For Good!
Strategies that will permanently fix your musty, wet basement
Permanent Fixes for Damp Basements
A sump pump may be the best solution to water problems
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Wet Basement Repair: Curing a Wet Basement
The answer may be a dry well
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 Carpet a Basement Floor
Keep your finished basement floor dry, even if the concrete gets wet.
Insulate Basement Rim Joists
Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.