Home Theater – Part 7
Progress continued once the trim and lights were installed on the platform. We used 3/4″ plywood to create the floor, starting with the lower section and steps. I added more trim to the edge…
10 Shortcuts to a Not-So-Scary Basement
If you have an unfinished basement, you probably don’t want to spend a ton of time down there. The air is musty, the floors are damp, and it feels just a tiny bit creepy. Luckily, there are some simple ways to get the feel of a finished basement without shelling out thousands of dollars. Here, 10 ways to turn your basement into a space where the entire family will want to hang out.
How to Install a Sump Pump
If you have water problems in your basement that you've been ignoring, there's a good chance you're losing up to half of your home's living space. For many, the simplest solution is to install a sump pump.
12 Finishing Touches for Your Unfinished Basement
An unfinished basement, with its concrete floor and exposed joists, may seem dreary and cold. But in reality it is an enormous blank canvas just waiting for your inspired artistic vision. The fact is, you don't really need niceties like drywall and recessed lighting to create an inviting space. Employ a few of these creative tricks—all of them low cost and low effort—to transform your unfinished basement into a comfortable retreat everyone will be drawn to.
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My first unfinished basement DIY project
This is our unfinished basement in our first house. This is also my first unfinished basement DIY project. I posted this DIY from my old blog. When I posted it, I said it would be a working progres…
Drilling Concrete and Installing Fasteners
Concrete screws are the perfect fastener for speedily anchoring objects to concrete. We show you how to drill and drive them easily.
Painting an Unfinished Basement
Like us on Facebook for more how-to projects. Working on different houses, we found that even painting a basement can make a huge difference. This is what this basement looked like when we started, grey and dingy. We recycled our old paint to create the wall color we were looking for. It turned out to be a tan color. We mixed them into a 5 gal. tub. We use 2 old buckets for the project. We mixed them and poured them back and forth to get an even color. We used our tank sprayer and filled it…
Worth It: 8 Renovations That Pay You Back
Conventional wisdom holds that upgrades and improvements will enhance a home’s value. But some improvements are better—and more cost-effective—investments than others. Contrary to what you might imagine, some of the most worthwhile projects also are the most economical. Start charting your home improvement course now by considering some of the projects with the biggest payoffs.