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Ideas, projects and tips for finishing, waterproofing and organizing your basement.
A Wooden Basement? They’re Better Than You Think
A reader wrote us asking about using pressure-treated wood instead of concrete for a basement or crawl space.
25 Cool Ideas for Game Rooms
How to Get Rid of That Musty Smell in Your Basement
Insulate Basement Rim Joists
Installing Glass Block Windows in Basement
How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes
How to Dry Out Basement Carpeting
Quick action is the key
Drying a Wet Basement
You may need an interior drain and sump pump to solve the problem
12 Tips for Creating the Ultimate Man Cave
Man caves rank high as an exciting home renovation project and they deserve proper planning...
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 Wall
Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting basement
Instant Drying Rack
Tack a 1x2 board to your overhead joists in a basement laundry room to create...
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
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Do It Right, Do It Yourself!
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
9 Affordable Ways to Dry Up Your Wet Basement For Good!
Strategies that will permanently fix your musty, wet basement